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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

For Dual Enrollment Students

Currently enrolled MCPS students (still in high school) are no longer being charged tuition, fees or textbooks for college courses, regardless of financial status during the fall, winter and spring terms. Summer courses do not apply. See below for details. 

Tuition and Fees

Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Students

Beginning the 2023-24 academic year college courses will be at NO COST to the student. All college tuition, fees, textbooks and instructional supplies will be covered by MC and MCPS for the fall, winter and spring terms.  This includes Jumpstart, Early College and Middle College Programs.  


Homeschooled, Private and Out of County Residents

All non-MCPS students are required to pay the regular rate of tuition and fees based on residency status. Students are also responsible for all required textbooks associated with the college course. 

Financial Assistance

Dual Enrollment students are not eligible for federal financial aid (i.e., FAFSA) or the Maryland Promise Scholarship. However, students may be eligible for a Montgomery College High School Grant to cover portions of required tuition and fees for the SUMMER ONLY (Fall TBD).  

Summer college courses are not covered--however, financial assistance is available through an MC high school grant for the Jumpstart and Middle College programs for summer course registrations.

MC High School Grant Information

Students currently enrolled in high school and seeking classes at Montgomery College (MC) may apply for a need-based grant  for this summer depending on available funds under the provisions below.

Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Students who are enrolled in college courses for the summer  may be eligible for funds that pay the cost of Montgomery College tuition, fees, and required textbooks for each course(s)  depending on financial need and available funds. 

Montgomery County Home-School Residents and Non-MCPS Maryland State Residents attending a secondary school in Maryland who are enrolled in college courses may be eligible for funds that pay the cost of Montgomery College tuition, fees, and required books for each course per semester, depending on available funds. Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicant, and their parents, must be permanent residents of Maryland.  Student must be attending a secondary school in Maryland or is a registered Montgomery County home-schooled student.

Grant Award Details

1.  ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT: Student must be properly admitted to Montgomery College and approved to take courses through MC’s Dual Enrollment to be eligible.  Grant awards will not be confirmed and funds will not be applied until after student is registered for a course. Student must be registered in a course prior to submitting an application.

2.  ONLINE APPLICATION: Student must submit a separate online grant application for each semester they are requesting aid to be eligible for an award.   

3.  FINANCIAL STATUS:  Grant eligibility requires documented proof of a 2022 federal adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less (found on IRS Form 1040). Student is instructed to complete and submit the online application confirming that their household income is below $100,000.

4.  TAX FORMS: Students must submit the federal tax forms IN PERSON at either the dual enrollment office or the scholarships office( (not the financial aid office). DO NOT submit via mail, fax or e-mail. If you previously received a grant for either the fall 2023 or spring 2024 terms then you do not need to resubmit. e-mail or to make arrangements to submit forms in person.  DO NOT e-mail tax forms.  

What tax information do you need?

  • The first two pages of the 1040 tax return, (State tax returns or W-2s are not accepted)
  • Tax return must have the student listed as a dependent
  • Tax return must be signed by the tax-filing parent, (If a student does not live with both parents, the custodial parent is the one the student lived with most during the past 12 months. If the custodial parent is remarried, the stepparent’s income must be included).  
  • Tax filer must sign tax return regardless of who prepared the tax document.  
  • Inaccurate or incomplete tax returns received will void the grant award and student will be responsible for the full cost of the course and textbooks.

VIEW SAMPLE TAX RETURN (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

5. NON-TAX FILERS:  If your parent/guardian does not file taxes please send an email to  with an explanation and supporting documents.

The high school grant covers the cost of required textbooks for the course(s) listed on the student’s class schedule. 

  • Instructions on how to obtain textbooks will be e-mailed to each student once their grant is approved.
  • Course textbooks will be available to order online through the MC bookstore website only.
  • Students will get FREE ground shipping.  Student is responsible for expedited shipping and will be billed accordingly.
  • Textbooks must be ordered through the online bookstore by the posted deadline.  Late starting and summer classes will be ordered for the student by the dual enrollment office.
  • Student will not be reimbursed for textbooks purchased outside of the HS grant’s textbook pickup instructions and deadline for pickup.
  • The student is responsible for purchasing any items other than the required textbooks associated with the grant, including optional/suggested textbooks, apparel and school/computer/art/music supplies etc. 
  • Student must return the textbook to MC if they drop or withdraw from a course and may be financially responsible for a non-returned textbook.

Spring 2024 Grant deadline: The completed High School Grant Application and 2022 1040 federal tax forms or letter of explanation for non-tax filers must be received by MC no later than Friday, January 12, 2024

How to Apply

    • Student must fill out an ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION  for each semester they wish to apply to be eligible.  Upon completion an e-mail confirmation along with an electronic .pdf copy of their application will automatically be sent to the MC e-mail address provided.  
  • STEP TWO: 
    • Go to your MC e-mail address and confirm that you have received the e-mail confirmation and electronic .pdf copy of application.
    • E-mail the MC dual enrollment office or scholarships office to make arrangements to submit 2022 tax forms. If you previously received a grant for either the fall 2023 or spring 2024 terms then you do not need to resubmit.
    • The Montgomery College scholarships office will contact you with a decision letter by email to your Montgomery College email address.

Reasons why your HS Grant is delayed or not approved:

  1. You did not submit a grant application for the semester you intend to take classes.
  2. You are not registered for a class you requested the grant for by the deadline.
  3. You did not submit the required federal tax forms or letter of explanation to scholarships office.
  4. You submitted the tax forms but it did not have the right information (see grant instructions above)
  5. You mailed, e-mailed or faxed your tax forms when instructions say to hand-deliver them.
  6. You submitted a grant application or financial information AFTER the posted deadline.
  7. You did not meet one or more of the criteria above to be approved for the grant.

If you have any questions regarding the MC High School Grant, contact the Dual Enrollment office at  or the MC Scholarships office at