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Payment & Refunds

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

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Explore all that FCC has to offer. New classes deliver hands-on career training opportunities in a variety of affordable and flexible workforce development programs, as well as a variety of continuing education for students of all ages. To get started, download our new schedule or browse all programs and register online today >>

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.

Residency Fees: Out-of-County and Out-of-State
Residency fees apply to students residing outside of Frederick County.
  • Maryland students residing outside Frederick County are assessed an additional $5 fee per course.
  • Non-Maryland students are assessed an additional $10 fee per course. 

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 $30 non-refundable enrollment fee is required to participate. For additional information and assistance, contact us at 301.624.2888 or email

• Automotive (TRD258 & TRD150)
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)
• Dental Assistant
• Electrical: (ELC166, ELC181, ELC182, ELC183)
• Home Inspection Pre-Licensure
• HVAC: (HVC130, HVC131, HVC132, HVC133)
• IT User Support Specialist I and II (CMT102 and CMT103)
• Medical Billing & Coding
• Network Technician (CMT500)
• Occupational Safety & Health
• Oral Radiography
• Patient Care Technician
• Phlebotomy Technician
• Sterile Processing Technician
• Targeted ESL Courses
• Welding: (WLD160, WLD161, WLD170, WLD172, WLD173, WLD174)

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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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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.

Drop/Refund Request within Refund Period

Students who chose to drop a CEWD class will receive a full refund provided that they initiate the drop at least two (2) work days prior to the class start date. Other classes with a different full refund period will be noted in the shopping cart upon check-out. The class refund policy is also provided in the registration confirmation email. 
Students have two methods to drop a class:
  • Self-Drop - follow the directions listed below under the How to Drop a Class section. Self-drops are available up to seven (7) days prior to the class start date.
  • Email any time prior to the refund deadline. The drop/refund request must be initiated from the email address associated with the student’s account. 
How to Drop a Class - A Self Service Feature
Managing changes to your class schedule online
We know, life happens. Plans change. And sometimes those changes include the need to cancel a class registration. You can do this online with our self-service cancellation feature, or the "self-drop" option. Available on select classes up to 7 days prior to the class start date, this option is accessible from your account dashboard. To get started:
  • Sign into your account
  • Scroll down and click "Go to My Dashboard"
  • Click Menu (the green drop down option) on the left side of the screen.
  • Click Cancel and classes eligible for self-drop will be displayed. 
  • From that list, click the class you wish to drop, or remove, and follow the prompts to complete the transaction.
Refund Request Outside of Full Refund Period 
Students seeking a drop/refund for a class outside the refund period can initiate the request for extenuating circumstances by clicking this link: Drop/Request Form  Students will be asked to provide 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 a full, partial, or deny a refund request submitted outside the full period for the class.

Approved Refunds
Where possible, refunds will be generated back to the original form of payment. Cash and money order payments will be refunded by check and mailed to the address on file. Please allow 10-14 business days to receive refunds.

Registration Fee
The annual registration fee of $9 is only refundable when FCC cancels a course