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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.

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.

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

• Automotive (TRD258 & TRD150)
• Applied Biotechnology (PRD134, PRD222)
• Certified Logistics Technician (PRD121)
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)
• Dental Assistant
• Electrical: (ELC181 & ELC182)
• Electrical: (ELC166 & ELC183)
• Expanded Function- General Chairside
• Home Inspection Pre-Licensure
• HVAC: (HVC130 & HVC131)
• HVAC: (HVC132 & HVC133)
• IT User Support Specialist I and II (CMT102 and CMT103)
• Medical Billing & Coding
• Manufacturing Technology (PRD146) 
• Network Technician (CMT500)
• Patient Care Technician
• Phlebotomy Technician
• Sterile Processing Technician
• Targeted ESL Courses
• Welding: (WLD172 & WLD160)
• Welding: (WLD172 & WLD161)
• Welding: (WLD172 & 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.

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.
If you originally paid for your registration using a credit card, you may choose to receive a credit card refund (please allow 7-10 days for the refund to appear on your credit card statement) or an electronic voucher (a credit to your account for use toward a future registration made within the next 30 days, after which time, it will be automatically refunded to your credit card). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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.