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Financial Resources, Payments & Refunds

Thank you for your interest in Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Frederick Community College. Please select a topic below to learn more.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at (301) 624-2888 or visit us in the Continuing Education & Workforce Development Registration Office.

We are located in the Jefferson Hall (Building J) on the first floor in Room 113. Visit us for assistance with both online and in person registrations.


FCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement
Following the recommendations outlined by the State of Maryland and the Frederick County Health Department to ensure the health and safety of our College community, and in response to Governor Hogan’s recent announcement related to COVID-19, Frederick Community College is making operational adjustments to support the public health interest through social distancing and ensure our commitment to continuity of instruction.

For the rest of the Spring semester to May 20, 2020, instruction and College services will be delivered remotely. Students and non-essential personnel should not be on the main campus or the Monroe Center. Students and employees should monitor their College email and go to frederick.edu/coronavirus-covid19.aspx for College updates.



Financial Resources & Scholarships


Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships - Spring 2020
The Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolling in an approved non-credited certificate program leading to apprenticeships, employment, licensure, or job skill enhancement. If you are currently enrolled, or are planning to enroll, in a designated Spring 2020 workforce training program at Frederick Community College, this new scholarship is an opportunity to receive up to $2,000 in financial assistance. Frederick Community College has been approved for the following workforce sequence programs to be eligible for scholarships in Spring 2020:
• Childcare: Infant/Toddler, Preschool or School Age
• Microsoft Foundation Series
• Certified Nursing Assistant
• Dental Assistant
• Medical Coding
• Phlebotomy Technician
• Sterile Processing
• Veterinary Assistant
• Automotive Technology
• Skilled Trades: Electrical, HVAC or Welding

To apply, complete the online application All applications will be reviewed by date received and awarded based on eligibility. This scholarship is available to prospective students and students already registered for the spring semester (January 2020 – June 2020). The maximum amount for the scholarship is $2,000. Students will be responsible for the balance of tuition, fees and books above the maximum award. This award may be applied in combination with initial scholarship or tuition awards toward any balance due after initial awards are applied (last dollar). Contact us at CEInfo@frederick.edu to learn more or visit mhec.maryland.gov.


Get Credit for Your Experience
Save money, convert your real-world experience and college-level learning into college credit, and complete your educational goals faster with the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program at FCC. Visit frederick.edu/pla, or contact Dr. Renee Davis at 301.846.2587 to get started.  

Building Trades Scholarship Opportunity

Building Trades scholarships are now available to eligible students enrolling in electrical, HVAC and welding programs at FCC. With a value up to $500, scholarships are open to both academic (credit) and workforce training (non-credit) students each semester. Complete the online application or download the PDF version application. >>

Additional Resources

The following organizations offer programs to assist students with tuition, payments and fees. Download our Financial Resources & Support flyer or visit individual organizations below to learn more.
 
Allied Health Academy
FCC Adult Services • frederick.edu/AdultServices • 301.846.2483
Frederick Community College, Annapolis Hall, A103
Unemployed and underemployed adults 24 years of age and older, and single parents enrolling in select allied health training, may be eligible for a program scholarship. To discuss eligibility and program services, contact the Office of Adult Services.

Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS)
Tammy Carter • FrederickWorks.com • 301.600.2759
Qualified candidates may be eligible to receive grant funds to assist with costs related to occupational training (skills acquisition, career development, and certification/licensure preparation). Applications requesting funds for tuition, books, fees, and related materials are accepted throughout the year.

Military Spouses
Military OneSource • militaryonesource.mil • 800.342.9647
Active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine service member spouses, and spouses of activated Reserve members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or 01-01, may be eligible for tuition assistance through the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program. 

Veterans, Military and Dependents
FCC Veteran and Military Services • frederick.edu/VeteransandMilitary • 301.624.2836
Frederick Community College, Annapolis Hall, A109
Eligible recipients of the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill or Veterans Survivors and Dependents Assistance enrolling in Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, or Sterile Processing Technician training, are encouraged to visit Veteran and Military Services to discuss funding options and eligibility.

FCC Foundation Scholarship
FCC Foundation • frederick.edu/Foundation • 301.846.2438
Frederick Community College, Annapolis Hall, A200-A
CEWD students may be eligible to receive an FCC Foundation Scholarship. Applications are available online and in the FCC Foundation Office.

Tech Connect
TechConnect • frederick.edu/TechConnect
An accelerated tuition-free IT training program available to qualified applicants. This non-credit program delivers hands-on experience, increases knowledge and develops skills to prepare individuals for new IT employment opportunities. Apply online.

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Payment Options

Accepted Forms of Payment

FCC accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and debit card payments on this website for payment of classes. To pay by cash, check or money order, complete a Registration Form and visit us on campus in the CEWD Registration Office in Jefferson Hall (J-101) at 7932 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD.


Interest-Free Payment Plan
Select CEWD programs (noted below) accept payment by way of an Interest-free Tuition Payment Plan whereby participants authorize the FCC payment plan provider to collect a pre-determined monthly payment from a checking account, debit card or credit card. This arrangement provides the option to pay tuition in smaller monthly installments versus paying the entire amount due at the beginning of the program. Students electing to participate in the payment plan provide a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee and pre-authorize FCC to collect the pre-determined payment each month and apply the funds to the student's remaining amount due for the plan. To learn more, call 301.624.2888 or email CEInfo@Frederick.edu.

 
• Automotive (TRD258 & TRD259)
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)
• Dental Assistant
• Electrical: (ELC167 & ELC168)
• Electrical: (ELC166 & ELC169)
• Home Inspection Pre-Licensure
• HVAC: (HVC121 & HVC126)
• HVAC: (HVC128 & HVC127)
• Medical Billing & Coding
• Patient Care Technician
• Personal Training
• Phlebotomy Technician
• Sterile Processing
• Veterinary Assistant
• Welding: (WLD165 & WLD160)
• Welding: (WLD165 & WLD171)
• Welding: (WLD165 & WLD161)




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Payment Waivers

Senior Citizen Students
Tuition on select eligible courses is waived for Maryland residents 60 years of age and older. Associated course fees (books and/or supplies) may still apply and are due at the time of registration. Eligible courses are identified by the “SW” icon following course descriptions in the current schedule. Please contact FCC Student Accounts at 301.846.2658 for assistance or additional information.


Disabled and Retired Students
Permanently disabled Maryland residents out of the workforce are exempt from payment of tuition for classes designed to assist in securing employment as defined in Section 16-106 Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. Eligible individuals may take up to 12 credits per semester when enrolled in a degree or certificate program designed to lead to employment. Otherwise, individuals may enroll in classes equating to 6 credits per semester. To receive a disabled and retired waiver of tuitions, students are required to:
• Provide certification of total and permanent disability from the Social Security Administration, the Railroad Retirement Board, or Federal Office of Personnel Management.
• Submit payment of course fees (required to hold classes).
For additional information and assistance, please call us at 301.624.2888.

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Student Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Continuing Education and Workforce Development tuition varies by program. Additional program and material fees may apply. Please see individual course descriptions for details.


Student Per-Term Fee
Each student is assessed a $9 annual fee. This fee is due at the time of registration.


Out-of-County/State Per-Course Fees
Maryland students residing outside of Frederick County are charged an additional $5 fee per course. Students residing outside the state of Maryland are charged an additional $10 per course.


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Refunds, Transfers & Withdrawls

Special Note Regarding College Cancellations

If a course is canceled by the College, 100% of applicable tuition and fees will be refunded to students or students may choose to have the refund transferred to an alternate class.


Refund Methods
If the original form of payment credit or debit, funds will be provided directly to the credit or debit card used to make the initial purchase. If the original form of payment was cash, check or a money, the refund will be mailed in the form of a check to the address on record within 10 to 14 business days from the class drop date. Please note, classes co-listed within the academic credit program are subject to the credit refund schedule and procedures


Withdrawals
Students may officially withdraw from a class by completing the drop s
ection of a Drop/Transfer Form and submitting the form (or a signed written request) via email to CERequest@frederick.edu, by fax to (301) 624-2749, or provided to staff on campus in the CEWD Registration Office (Jefferson Hall - J113).

Transfers
Students may transfer from an initial class into an alternative class - and apply the payment from the initial class toward the cost of the alternative class - by completing the Transfer section of a Drop/Transfer Form and submitting the form, or a signed written request, to CEWD at least two (2) business days prior to the start of the initial class. Please note: Kids and Teens on Campus Transfer requests must be received by the Monday prior to the initial class start date in order to apply funds from the initial class toward the cost of the alternative class. Requests may be submitted to CERequest@frederick.edu, sent by fax to 301-624-2749 or provided in person to CEWD staff in the CEWD Registration Office (Student Center-H105) at 7932 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD.


Withdrawal & Transfer Exceptions
Within one business day prior to the start of class, or after the class has started, withdrawal and transfer requests - as well as supporting documentation* validating extenuating circumstances – may be submitted for consideration in writing to the Associate Vice President of Continuing Education & Workforce Development. The College reserves the right to approve or disapprove full or partial refund and transfer requests submitted less than two business days before the start of a class. This same exception policy applies to Kids and Teens on Campus requests submitted after the Monday prior to the start of the class or for those programs with specific refund policies as stated in individual class descriptions. Please note, courses co-listed within the academic program are subject to the academic refund policies and procedures noted in academic schedules. Students for which such a request is approved will be withdrawn from classes and a refund or transfer of funds will be provided. *Documentation may include electronic or hard-copy documents from medical providers, employers, child care providers or similar sources.


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Contact Us

Frederick Community College
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
7932 Opossumtown Pike • Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 624-2888 • CEInfo@frederick.edu
We look forward to welcoming you to Frederick Community College.