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Noncredit Registration Costs & Fees

Noncredit tuition and fees vary from course to course, and are due at the time of registration. Please review the Schedule of Continuing Education Classes to determine tuition and/or fees for each course.

How To Pay

If you register online, you must pay on-line by credit card (Discover, MasterCard, American Express or VISA). Please note, there is no automatic drop for nonpayment of continuing education classes. You must contact the college at 443-412-2376 if you wish to withdraw from a class.

If you register in-person, you may pay by check, money order, or credit card (Discover, MasterCard, American Express or VISA). Payment is accepted at the registration desk in Edgewood Hall or at the Cashier’s Office in the Student Center.

If you register by mail, you may pay by check, money order, or credit card (Discover, MasterCard, American Express or VISA). Please include your Harford ID number on all checks or money orders. To pay by credit card, we will call you for the information once the registration form has been received and processed.

If you register by fax, you must pay by credit card (Discover, MasterCard, American Express or VISA). We will call you for the  credit card information once the registration form has been received and processed.


If the College cancels a class, 100% of the tuition and fees is automatically refunded by mail. Please allow approximately four weeks from the date of cancellation to receive the refund.

If you withdraw before the first class meeting, the College will refund 100% of the tuition and fees. If you withdraw before the second class meeting, the College will refund 50% of the tuition only, but no fees will be refunded. There are no refunds after the second class meeting.

Financial Assistance

Presidential Noncredit Scholarships

The College offers a limited number of noncredit scholarships to students pursuing career track programs who demonstrate financial need. Eligible candidates are selected by a committee on a first-come, first-serve basis and preference is given to Harford County residents. Applications are available by calling 443-412-2317 or by downloading the PDF form.

Alternative Loans

Some lenders offer low interest educational loans designed to assist students who may not be able to begin repayment immediately. Contact your banking institution and others to find out if they offer alternative loans and which one is the best for you.

FACTS Tuition Plan

The College has contracted with FACTS Tuition Plan, which allows students to pay through multiple installments for their courses. Noncredit students must have a minimum balance of $800 in order to take advantage of the extended payment plan. A minimum deposit of 25% is required when enrolling with FACTS and students must have their total tuition and fees paid-in-full upon completion of the course(s) with a maximum of three installments. A $35 processing fee is debited from the designated account immediately upon activation.

You may apply online. FACTS eCashier

Veteran's Benefits

Most noncredit computer certifications are approved for VA Educational Benefits. For more information, contact the College’s VA Administrator at 443-412-2325.

Senior Adult Tuition Waiver

Any resident of the State of Maryland who is 60 years of age or older at the time of registration is eligible for a tuition waiver for some noncredit courses. These courses are state-funded and will say "Senior adult tuition waiver applies" in the course description. If the course description contains this statement, senior adults do not pay tuition for the course. Course fees, however, must be paid in full.

Please note that there is no out-of-county surcharge for senior adults. Out-of-state senior citizens are not eligible for tuition waivers and must pay a $10 residency surcharge per course that charges tuition.

Maryland National Guard Waiver

Members of the Maryland National Guard are entitled to a waiver of 50% of tuition only for noncredit vocational-technical/certification courses. Eligible students must provide a letter from their commanding officer certifying that the member of the Maryland National Guard has at least 24 months remaining to serve or has agreed, in writing, to serve for a minimum of 24 months. The College’s out-of-county and out-of-state residency surcharge is waived for courses meeting eligibility for a Maryland National Guard waiver, but the student is responsible for all other course fees.

Maryland National Guard Dependent Waiver

Dependent spouses and children of a member of the Maryland National Guard and Maryland Air Guard may request a tuition and fee waiver when a Guard member is called to active duty for a minimum period of six continuous months of service. Eligibility for the waiver for a given semester will be determined by the military status of the Guard member as of the date of the start of a regular fall or spring semester or the start of the first summer session. Eligible students must provide a copy of the spouse's/parent's military orders to active duty along with a photocopy of the dependent military identification card.