How and When to Pay

Tuition and fees are subject to adjustment by the College's Board of Trustees based on the costs to operate the College and funding provided by the State and the County.

To estimate costs it is recommended that the student enter information using the Net Price Calculator.

This calculator provides estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost/price of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board/meals, and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

A thorough understanding of the four components what to pay, when to pay, ways to pay and where to pay, along with proper planning, ensures that students can take advantage of a successful beginning to their semester at HCC.

Ways to Pay

There are a number of ways for students to pay their bills.

A parent or guardian may also use these methods to pay a student's bill. Please be sure the parent or guardian has the student's H-ID (Harford ID) number, the amount they wish to apply to the bill, and the appropriate payment information (i.e. credit card number for credit card payment). Please refer to the How to Pay, Tuition Waivers, and Military and Veterans' Benefits pages for more information on these payment options:

  • Cash, Check, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express)
  • FACTS/NBS Payment Plan
  • Need-Based Aid
  • Merit-Based Aid
  • Veterans' Benefits
  • Tuition Waiver for Employees & In-County Businesses
  • Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
  • Disability Tuition Waiver
  • MD National Guard Tuition Waiver
  • Statewide/Health Manpower Shortage Programs
  • Foster Care Waiver
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Waiver
  • Dual Enrolled High School Students - SB740

Where to Pay

Learn the amount of your bill in OwlNet. After logging into OwlNet, click on the All About Me tab, then review the Online Payments channel for the amount due to the College. You may also pay your bill in-person at the Cashier's or Registration and Records offices in the Student Center.  You may pay the balance you are responsible for at the following locations:

  • Cashier's Office (Student Center, first floor)
  • In Person - Monday  & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • By Mail - (Cashier's Office, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015) 
  • Online with OwlNet (HCC's web portal)
  • Telephone at 443-412-2208 or 443-412-2460

What to Pay

The amount payable to Harford Community College includes tuition, consolidated fee, and course fees if applicable.

Tuition and Consolidated Fee

Tuition at Harford Community College is charged at a variable rate depending upon the student's legal residency. The consolidated fee is assessed at a rate of $23.20 for Winter and Spring 2016.  Please view our chart of tuition and fees schedule based on enrolled credits, for your assistance.

Course Fees

Many courses at Harford Community College have separate course fees. These vary based on the course and materials involved. Please click on the Course Reference Number (CRN) for each course you are registering for on the Credit Schedule of Classes. The specific fees will be listed on a chart that pops up after clicking on the CRN. In addition, you will see detailed course descriptions, textbooks required, and important deadlines.

When to Pay

Payment is that all-important step that finalizes each student's enrollment at Harford Community College. Students must pay their bill in full by the payment deadline. Otherwise, students are dropped from all of their courses for non-payment. Harford Community College is committed to helping students prepare for the cost of their education by providing a variety of payment methods.

Refer to the Payment Schedule for more information.

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