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Financial Resources, Payments & Refunds

Thank you for your interest in Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Frederick Community College. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at (301) 624-2888, or select a topic below to learn more. 


The Latest Covid-19 News
FCC is currently in Stage 3 of the FCC Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery plan and is working to increase the number of in-person classes while continuing to comply with public health and safety standards. FCC plans to move to Stage 4 of the FCC Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery plan on August 2, 2021.

Financial Resources & Scholarships

CEWD Financial Assistance Available
FCC offers financial assistance and scholarship opportunities for eligible students in many Continuing Education & Workforce Development training programs. To apply, complete the CEWD Financial Assistance Request Form and a College representative will be in touch to assist you in determining aid opportunities for which you may qualify. 

Governor Emergency Education Relief
The Governor Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is intended to help individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through loss of employment. Students enrolling in Summer/Fall 21 workforce development courses or continuing professional education courses leading to government or industry-required certification or licensure will be evaluated for tuition assistance and other student support based on the eligibility requirements. The list of eligible programs includes:
To apply, complete the CEWD Financial Assistance Request Form and a College representative will contact you to discuss this opportunity as well as others for which you may be eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Treasure Mathis at

Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships
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 Summer/Fall 2021 workforce training program at Frederick Community College, this 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 Summer/Fall 2021:
To apply, complete the CEWD Financial Assistance Request Form and a College representative will contact you to discuss this opportunity as well as others for which you may be eligible. All applications will be reviewed by date received and awarded based on eligibility. 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). If you have any questions, please contact Treasure Mathis at

FCC Foundation Scholarships
CEWD scholarships for Spring 2021 are available through the FCC Foundation. Valued at up to $500 per eligible recipient, funds can be applied toward course costs. Eligible applicants are Frederick County residents enrolled in a continuing education vocational or skills training program exemplifying academic promise and financial need. Students can apply now for Trades & Vocational Training (HVAC, Electrical, or Welding) scholarships or a CEWD General Program scholarship. For questions, contact Michael Thornton at

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, or contact Dr. Renee Davis at 301.846.2587 to get started.  

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 • • 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 • • 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 • • 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 • • 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 • • 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.

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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
Students in select Continuing Education & Workforce Development programs (noted below) may enroll in 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. A $25 non-refundable enrollment fee is required to participate. For additional information and assistance, contact us at 301.624.2888 or email

• Advanced Reading & Grammar for Writing (AEL106)
• Automotive (TRD258 & TRD259)
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)
• Cloud Computing (CNS102 & CNS103)
• Dental Assistant • Electrical: (ELC167 & ELC168)
• Electrical: (ELC166 & ELC169)
• Expanded Function- General Chairside
• Home Inspection Pre-Licensure
• HVAC: (HVC121 & HVC126)
• HVAC: (HVC128 & HVC127)
• Medical Billing & Coding
• Patient Care Technician
• Phlebotomy Technician
• Sterile Processing
• Veterinary Assistant
• Welding: (WLD165 & WLD160)
• Welding: (WLD165 & WLD161)
• Welding: (WLD165 & WLD171)

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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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Refund Policy & Dropping a Class

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 Policy
Students who choose to drop a CEWD class will receive a full refund provided they initiate the drop at least two (2) workdays before the beginning date of the class. Classes with a different full refund period will be noted in the cart at time of checkout.

Refund Request Outside of Full Refund Period 
Students requesting a refund for a drop outside of the full refund period must make the request in writing to the Associate Vice President for CEWD, and be accompanied by documentation supporting the student’s request. Appropriate documentation may include electronic or hard-copy documents from medical providers, employers, child care providers, or others that can validate extenuating circumstances. The College reserves the right to approve or disapprove full or partial refund requests that are submitted outside of the full refund period. Please contact us with questions at 301.624.2888.

Dropping a Class
Students may officially withdraw from a class by emailing the CEWD Registration Office at Requests must be submitted from the email account on file.

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Contact Us

Frederick Community College
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
7932 Opossumtown Pike • Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 624-2888 •