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    Anne Arundel Community College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Tuition, Fees and Payments



Tuition per credit hour*
  Residents of Anne Arundel County $110  
  Residents of other Maryland counties $212  
  Residents of other states and foreign students $374  
Tuition reduction*
  Some students enrolled in specific programs and/or courses may be eligible for waiver of some tuition charges. See tuition waivers and reductions.
Registration fee per term* $25  
General student fees*
  Athletic $1 per credit hour  
  Educational services $22 per credit hour  
  Student activity $2 per credit hour  
Individual course fees*
  Lab/clinical fees vary per course    
  Physical Education fee (per term if enrolled in a PHE course) $6  
Penalty fees*
  Late payment $10  
  Late registration $10  
  Returned check $25  
Testing fees*
  The most current fees may be found at our website:
www.aacc.edu/media/content-assets/testing/documents/testingfees.pdf
Credit by exam*
  Per credit hour $7  
    plus application fee $5  
Parking/Traffic Violations*    
  See fees listed on page: www.aacc.edu/campus-safety/services/traffic-and-parking-regulation/    
     
 
*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. For current rates: www.aacc.edu/costs-and-paying/credit-costs-and-payment/credit-tuition-and-fees/

Course Fees

Click here to view a complete list of the Course Fees.  

Payment of Tuition and Fees

For specific payment information on tuition and fees, visit www.aacc.edu/costs-and-paying/credit-costs-and-payment/paying-your-bill/

Fee Explanations

Athletic fee funds athletic facilities, membership on intercollegiate athletic teams and admission to sporting events.

Clinical fees offset the cost of clinical placements and supervision. Request a complete explanation of clinical fee expenditures from the appropriate academic department.

Educational Services fees fund information literacy initiatives and instructional support services including online access to research information, maintenance and upgrade of the library automation system, peer tutoring, online tutoring and openaccess computer labs.

Lab fees pay for materials and supplies for science experiments, computer supplies, equipment maintenance and special materials. Request a complete explanation of lab fee expenditures from the appropriate academic department.

Late Payment fee is assessed for each tuition and fee payment made after the scheduled due date. Due dates are listed in the class schedule and on the student’s bill.

Late Registration fee is charged when students register on or after the first day of the session.

Parking and Traffic Violation fees are charged to all students who violate any of the parking or traffic violations.

Physical Education fees charged to all students enrolled in PHE courses for maintenance of instructional equipment.

Registration fees cover costs of the student identification card and registration.

Returned Check fee is assessed when a student’s check is returned from the bank for any reason.

Student Activity fees offset the cost of co-curricular educational, cultural and recreational activities, publications and programs including the campus newspaper, drama performances and speakers.

Financial Aid

It is the philosophy of the college that no qualified student should be restricted from attempting college because of limited financial resources.  Grants, scholarships, loans and employment programs are available to eligible students who are enrolled in eligible degree or certificate programs of study.  For more information visit Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Third Party Payments

Anne Arundel Community College accepts third party payments for tuition assistance from students’ employers, college tuition trust funds, external scholarships or from other organizations or individuals. If students receive third party assistance (payments), they must bring supporting documentation from the sponsoring agency to the Cashier’s office at the time of registration. If you do not submit payment or third party documentation, your registration may be canceled for non-payment. For more information, please contact the Cashier’s office at cashiersoffice@aacc.edu. Students are responsible for any charges not covered by third party assistance.

Educational Tax Credits

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides educational tax credit programs. Students should consult with tax professionals regarding the educational tax credits. AACC will send a 1098T Tuition Statement to all students who have been billed within the calendar year. More information can be found on the IRS Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center website.

Refunds

Drop/Withdraw with a Refund: To be eligible for a refund, you must file a drop/add form with the Records and Registration office, or at  MyAACC to officially drop a class by the deadline. Refund Deadlines are published in the schedule of classes and are also listed below. 

If you stop attending a class but do not officially drop the class, you continue to be financially responsible for all tuition and fees and receive a failing grade.

Classes dropped prior to the Refund Deadline are eligible for a full refund.

Students are provided a full refund when the college cancels a class.

REFUND DEADLINES  
FOR CLASSES SCHEDULED EIGHT WEEKS OR MORE FOR CLASSES SCHEDULED SEVEN WEEKS OR FEWER
  • Students may drop the class for five calendar days after the date of the first scheduled class meeting and receive a full refund.
  • Students may drop the class for two calendar days after the date of the first scheduled class meeting and receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after that date.
  • Students have five additional calendar days to withdraw from the class and receive a 60% reduction of the tuition, general student fees and lab fees charged for the class.
  • For hybrid and online classes, the first day of the session is considered the first scheduled class meeting.
  • If a student withdraws more than 10 calendar days after the date of the first scheduled class meeting, no refunds will be issued.
 
  • For hybrid and online classes, the first day of the session is considered the first scheduled class meeting.
 

 

Students who are enrolled in noncredit classes, no refund will be given after the first scheduled class meeting. 

All students receiving federal student aid should be aware that withdrawing from a class/classes might affect the amount of financial aid they will receive.

Financial Aid Refunds

Students who officially withdraw from a course may jeopardize their financial aid eligibility or have their award reduced but are still responsible for their tuition and fees minus any refunds outlined above.

If your total semester financial aid exceeds the total of your tuition, mandatory fees, bookstore charges and any unpaid balance, the Cashier’s office will mail you a refund check within 14 days after your aid payments create a credit balance.

Residency and Tuition Procedures

As authorized by college policy, students at Anne Arundel Community College are charged tuition for credit classes according to their residence as established on the first day of the class session and are classified to be one of the following:

  1. Residents of Anne Arundel County - in county
  2. Residents of the State of Maryland but outside of Anne Arundel County - out of county
  3. Residents of other states, including students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents not holding an Alien Registration Receipt card - out of state
    1. Regardless of a student’s residency, students must sign by appropriate means, an application and registration form attesting to their residency. At prescribed intervals during a student’s enrollment at the college, the students may be asked to verify that their residence is the same as originally obtained or officially changed. If their residence has changed since submitting the written application and/or registration form, students shall notify the Records and  Registration Office, in writing, and attest to their new residence.
    2. Legal domicile shall be defined as a person’s permanent place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained and where he/she intends to remain indefinitely.
      OR
      The permanent place of abode of any person or persons contributing more than one-half of the student’s financial support during the most recent completed year.
    3. Students shall be considered residents of a county of state if they maintain their legal domicile there and have done so for a period of not less than three months before the stating date of the class session in which the class for which tuition is charged is scheduled.
    4. When students change residence, they must report the new residence to the registrar within 30 days. Students shall complete a written statement and may be required to provide documentation of the new residence and the date when the change was effective.
    5. Determination of student residency is made by the registrar based on the documents provided. The college shall consider any or all of the following factors in determining residency and may request evidence for substantiation:
      1. Ownership or rental of local living quarters;
      2. Substantially uninterrupted physical presence, including the months when the student is not in attendance at the college;
      3. Maintenance in Maryland and in the county of all, or substantially all, of the student’s possessions;
      4. Payment of state and local income taxes on all taxable income-earned;
      5. The student’s Visa status;
      6. Registration to vote in the state and county;
      7. Registration of a motor vehicle in the state, with a local address specified;
        AND
      8. Possession of a valid Maryland driver’s license or identification card issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
    6. An individual’s immigration status may not preclude award of Maryland residency under this policy if the individual has a legal capacity to establish domicile in Maryland.

Tuition for Military Personnel and Their Dependents

In addition to the general requirements above, the following provisions apply to the specific categories of students indicated.

  1. An active duty member of the United States Armed Forces will be in-county for tuition purposes.
  2. The spouse or child of an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces is exempt from being charged the out-of-state tuition differential if the active duty member of the United States Armed Forces is stationed in Maryland, resides in Maryland or is domiciled (residents of record) in Maryland. Such an individual will be considered either the in-county or the out-of-county for tuition purposes based on where he/she resides, as demonstrated by supporting documentation (see section F).
  3. The spouse or child of a qualified member of the United States Armed Forces whose domicile or permanent duty station is in Maryland and is continuously enrolled at the college when the permanent duty station is changed to a location outside the state shall be considered out-of-county (in-state) for tuition purposes.
  4. A qualified member of the Maryland National Guard will be considered out-of-county for tuition purposes unless they are a resident of the county. Those members of the Maryland National Guard who are residents of the county will be considered in-county rate.
  5. An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces who registers as an entering student at Anne Arundel Community College is exempt from paying out-of-state tuition differential if the veteran presents the registrar with documentation evidencing that the veteran attended a public or private secondary school in Maryland and the veteran graduated from a public or private secondary school in Maryland or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Maryland.  Such an individual will be considered at either the in-county or the out-of-county tuition rate based on where he/she resides, as demonstrated by supporting documentation (see section F).
  6. Students who are honorable United States Armed Forces qualify veterans will be classified as “out-of-county, in-state” residents for tuition purposes, even if residing outside the state of Maryland.

Tuition for Dual-enrolled high school students (Early College Access Program)

High school students who attend a public high school located in the state of Maryland, Anne Arundel County home schooled students, as well as, some Anne Arundel County private schools may qualify for a special tuition rate equivalent to 50 percent of their tuition for credit courses. To qualify, the student must complete the Early College Access Program (ECAP) application form. All remaining tuition and fees must be paid on or before the due date or risk being dropped from your classes. The ECAP form is available online at www.aacc.edu/earn-college-credits-while-in-high-school/ and must be submitted with the required signatures to the Cashier’s office each semester. For more information, please call the admissions office at 410-777-2246.

Tuition for International Students/Non-U.S. Citizens

For a non-U.S. citizen to be considered a Maryland resident for the purposes of this policy, the student shall possess the legal capacity under state and federal law to establish Maryland domicile. Students with an F, B or J visa status pay out-of-state tuition. Undocumented immigrants who attended high school in Maryland can apply for a special tuition rate equivalent to either the in-county or out-of-county rate. In order to qualify for the Maryland Dream Act tuition rate, students must provide documentation that they meet the requirements. To apply complete the Maryland Dream Act application and submit it to the Admissions Office. For more information call 410-777-2152.

Tuition Waivers and Reductions

Students must apply for waivers or tuition reductions each term before the first day of classes. Waivers or reductions are not applied until payment has been received unless the student has approved financial aid or tuition assistance. Direct questions to the Cashier’s office at cashiersoffice@aacc.edu.

In compliance with the Code of Maryland Regulations and the Education Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, the Board of Trustees of Anne Arundel Community College authorizes full or partial waivers of tuition for qualifying individuals in the categories listed below.

Maryland Foster Care and Maryland Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Recipients

A Maryland Foster Care and Maryland Unaccompanied Homeless Youth recipient is exempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees if the recipient:

  • is enrolled at the institution by the date the recipient reaches the age of 25; and
  • continues to be exempt from paying tuition and fees until 5 years after first enrolling and pursuing an associate’s degree; and
  • has filed for federal and state financial aid by March 1 each year.

For more information call financial aid at 410-777-2203.

Tuition Waivers

Waivers to Tuition Policy supports tuition waivers for the following:

Maryland residents who are age 60 years or older

The college waives tuition charges for credit and eligible continuing education courses for Maryland residents who are age 60 years and older by the first day of the term. All other fees must be paid on or before the due date.

Maryland residents who are disabled individuals

In accordance with Maryland law, the college waives tuition charges for credit and certain qualified noncredit continuing education courses for Maryland residents who are certified as disabled by the Social Security Administration. The college will only waive tuition charges not already covered by federal grants. Students are required to complete the FAFSA and notify the Cashier’s office that a waiver is on file every term. All fees other than tuition must be paid on or before the due date. Waiver forms are available online at www.aacc.edu/media/content-assets/financial-aid/documents/CreditSocialSecurityCertificationForm.pdf or at the Cashier’s office and are valid for a year from the date signed by the Social Security Administration.

Members of the Maryland National Guard

Students who are members of the Maryland National Guard are eligible for a waiver of 50 percent of their tuition for credit courses at Anne Arundel Community College. To qualify for this waiver, members of the Maryland National Guard must submit their certification form signed by their unit commander to the Cashier’s office each term. The remaining tuition and fees must be paid on or before the due date. Students must be enrolled in regularly scheduled credit courses with sufficient tuition paying students to warrant the college’s offering the classes. Direct questions to the Cashier’s office at cashiersoffice@aacc.edu.

Maryland Dream Act

The Maryland Dream Act qualifies certain undocumented immigrants for a tuition rate equivalent to the in-state rate. A complete application requesting approval must be submitted before the start of the term. Application and details are available at www.aacc.edu/costs-and-paying/credit-costs-and-payment/paying-your-bill/maryland-dream-act/.

Tuition Reductions

College policy supports tuition reductions for the following:

Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program

Maryland residents who by the first day of the term are enrolled in a program of study designated by the state as a Health Manpower Shortage Program may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the students’ responsibility to confirm that a program is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program before applying for a tuition reduction. Please refer to the Cashier’s office at 410-777-2236 to confirm this information. To apply for this tuition reduction program, students must notify the Cashier’s office that they are enrolled in a Health Manpower Shortage Program prior to making their first payment of tuition and fees and when they add a class. Written appeals of eligibility for tuition reduction received by the Accounts Receivable Manager will be determined within 10 days of receipt. Health Manpower Shortage Programs are subject to change. A current listing is available on MHEC’s website. For information on a specific program, contact the Cashier’s office, at 410-777-2236 or cashiersoffice@aacc.edu. The following AACC programs are designated as Health Manpower Shortage Programs as of Jan. 1, 2011:

  EMT Bridge Option: Intermediate to Paramedic Certificate  
  EMT-Intermediate Certificate  
  EMT-Paramedic Degree and Certificate  
  Human Services Law and Social Practice Option Degree  
  Human Services Degree and Certificate  
  Human Services Direct Support Certificate  
  LPN to RN Upward Mobility Degree  
  Massage Therapy Degree and Certificate  
  Medical Assisting Degree and Certificate  
  Medical Coding Certificate  
  Medical Laboratory Technician Degree  
  Nursing (RN) Degree  
  Pharmacy Technician Certificate  
  Physical Therapist Assistant Degree  
  Physician Assistant Certificate  
  Practical Nursing Certificate  
  Radiologic Technology Degree  

Health Manpower Shortage Program Tuition Reduction for Nonresident Nursing Students

This program is available to out-of-state students who are enrolled, have been accepted in an eligible nursing program and are pursuing a program leading to a nursing degree. Students may apply for a reduction of the out-of-state tuition differential for courses required for program completion. In return, students must sign a promissory note stating that upon completion of the nursing program, they will sit for the nursing licensure exam and work for at least two years on a full-time basis in a Maryland hospital or related institution. Obtain further information at the financial aid office. Health Manpower Shortage Programs are subject to change. A current listing is available www.mhec.state.md.us. For information, contact the Cashier’s office at 410-777-2236 or cashiersoffice@aacc.edu.

Statewide Tuition Reduction Program

Maryland residents who by the first day of the term are enrolled in a program of study designated by the state as a Statewide Program may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the students’ responsibility to confirm that a program is designated as a Statewide Program of Study before applying for a tuition reduction. Please refer to the Cashier’s office at 410-777-2236 to confirm this information. To apply for this tuition reduction program, students must notify the Cashier’s office that they are enrolled in a Statewide Program of Study prior to making their first payment of tuition and fees and when they add a class. Written appeals of eligibility for tuition reduction received by the Accounts Receivable Manager will be determined within 10 days of receipt. Statewide Programs are subject to change. A current listing is available on MHEC’s website. For information on a specific program, contact the Cashier’s office, at 410-777-2236 or cashiersoffice@aacc.edu. The following AACC programs are designated as statewide programs as of Jan. 1, 2011:

  Alternative and Sustainable Energy Certificate  
  Homeland Security Degree  
  Hotel/Restaurant Management Degree and Certificate  
  Intelligence Analytics Certificate  
  Paralegal Studies Degree and Certificate  
  Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security Certificate  

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Many of our areas of study provide career enhancement that may meet guidelines set forth by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, Anne Arundel County’s WIOA services provider, assists job seekers by delivering career services and workforce training funds. An individual qualifies for short-term workforce training or career development if he or she has been laid off from a job and/or meets WIOA income eligibility guidelines. Determining funding eligibility requires a meeting with an AAWDC staff person prior to course enrollment to establish a training plan. For information, call 410-987-3890 to be directed to an AAWDC location convenient to you. After meeting with an AAWDC staff person, students wishing to inquire about the WIOA-approved AACC areas of study can call the Admissions and Enrollment Development office at 410-777-2246.

Gainful Employment

Gainful employment programs are any Title IV-eligible certificate “programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation” (U.S. Dept. of Education).  Access AACC’s gainful employment information on these programs here .