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Financial & Scholarship Resources

Thank you for your interest in Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at FCC. With financial and scholarship resources available to eligible students in multiple CEWD programs, we invite you to learn more.

• CEWD Financial Assistance 
FCC Foundation Scholarships
Free Tuition Available for FCPS Students

• Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship
• Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships
• Blue Collar Project Scholarships
• Get Credit for Your Experience
• Certified Nursing Assistant Program Resources
• Additional Resources

Questions? Contact CEWD Registration at or 301.624.2888. To receive program updates, the latest news and more, sign up for our ENews today.

CEWD Financial Assistance

To apply for CEWD financial assistance, please complete the CEWD Financial Assistance Request Form and a College representative will contact and assist you in determining aid opportunities for which you may qualify. 
CEWD Financial Assistance Request Form
FCC Foundation Scholarships
CEWD scholarships 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:
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Michael Thornton, Scholarship Program Manager, at

rederick County Public School Students
Frederick County Public School students may receive free tuition through Dual Enrollment at FCC for all courses. Fee and book scholarships may be available for select programs. Students should speak with their high school counselor first if they plan to enroll in an FCC workforce development course or program. 

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Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship 

CEWD students pursuing a sequence of non-credit courses that leads to licensure/certification or a registered apprenticeship program may be eligible for the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship. Students must submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) between 10/1-3/1 and complete the Promise Non-Credit Application within MDCAPS. Please click below to learn more.
MD Community College Promise Scholarship

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 workforce training program at Frederick Community College, this scholarship is an opportunity to receive up to $2,000 in financial assistance. The list of eligible programs include:
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. If you have any questions, please contact If you have any questions, please contact CEWD Registration at
CEWD Financial Assistance Request Form  

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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 for further information.

Blue Collar Project Scholarships 
Blue Collar Project is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate the next generation of trades professionals. The scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in a skilled trades profession. Scholarship proceeds can be applied towards tuition/fees, books, and class materials (work clothing, tools, etc.). Learn more and apply at 

Certified Nursing Assistant Program 
Some local Healthcare employers offer program funding and employment opportunities for eligible students studying in the Certified Nursing Assistant program. To learn more, please contact CEWD Registration at or 301.624.2888. 

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Additional Resources
The following organizations offer programs to assist students with tuition, payments and fees. Download our Financial Resources & Support flyers or visit the individual organizations below to learn more.

Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) • 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 to E5, W1 to W2, and 01 to 02, 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 are encouraged to visit Veteran and Military Services
to discuss funding options and eligibility.