Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance
Students are individually responsible for all Montgomery College tuition, fees, and textbook expenses.
Tuition and fees vary, depending on the number of credit hours you take, your secondary school, and residency status. Students attending MCPS and other Maryland public high schools are eligible for a reduced rate during the fall, winter, and spring terms.
The Montgomery College High School Grant is also available for Maryland residents with demonstrated need. This assistance may cover the cost of tuition, fees, and required textbooks depending on financial status, secondary school status, and availability of funds. Students MUST apply through MC in order to obtain the High School Grant.
Tuition and Fees
MCPS and other Maryland Public School Students
Under the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act (CCRCCA) of 2013, dually enrolled students attending Maryland public high schools are not charged tuition for their college courses at MC during the fall and spring terms. However, students are responsible for all Montgomery College fees and textbooks associated with the college course. Additionally, students without demonstrated financial need will be charged a fee by their Local Educational Agency (LEA), which will also appear on the MC bill and is collected on behalf of MCPS or other Maryland public schools. The total cost of all MC and LEA fees is less than the regular cost of MC tuition and fees. CCRCCA does not apply to students seeking college courses during the summer sessions.
For more information, see Ways to Pay Your Montgomery College and MCPS Fees.
Homeschooled, Private and Out of State Residents
All non-Maryland state public school 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.
For more information, see Ways to Pay Your Montgomery College Tuition and Fees for non-public school students.
Dual Enrollment students are not eligible for federal financial aid (i.e., FAFSA). However, students may be eligible for a Montgomery College High School Grant to cover portions of required tuition and fees.
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 under the provisions below.
Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Students who are enrolled in college courses may be eligible for funds that pay the cost of Montgomery College fees, and required textbooks for each course(s) per semester, depending on financial need and available funds. Grant does NOT cover MCPS fees.
- Under the Maryland College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013 (CCRCCA) a public institution may not charge tuition to Maryland public high school students seeking college courses. However, the local board of education (i.e. MCPS) charges a fee which is not covered by the MC high school grant.
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
Students Applying For a Grant Must Meet the Following Conditions:
- Eligibility requires documented proof of a 2018 federal adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less. Grant approval will depend on the availability of funds. Montgomery College will notify students by letter or e-mail of their grant application status.
- Students must be properly admitted to Montgomery College and approved to take courses through MC’s Dual Enrollment program prior to the posted grant submission deadline. Grants will not be approved and funds will not be applied until after student is registered for a course.
- First time applicants must submit a copy of the custodial parents’ completed 2018
federal tax return (Form 1040).
- Only the first two pages of the 1040 tax return, listing the student as a dependent and signed by the tax-filing parent, is required. (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 returns regardless of who prepared the tax document.
- State tax returns or W-2s are not accepted.
- The tax returns must be hand-delivered to the dual enrollment office along with a printout of the online HS grant application that was submitted.
- Grant application is valid for one semester. Student must apply each semester that
they are enrolled in high school seeking college classes. For example: a student must
submit an online application for fall 2019, winter 2020, spring 2020, and summer 2020
- Students who previously submitted all required documents to MC and received a high school grant for fall 2019 and/or winter 2020 s do not need to resubmit their 2018 federal tax forms again, but must submit a new online grant application for winter 2020 and spring 2020 in order to be considered for each semester.
The high school grant covers the cost of required textbooks for the course(s) listed on the student’s class schedule.
- Textbook pickup instructions will be mailed with the grant acceptance letter. Textbooks must be obtained at the bookstore by the posted deadline.
- Student will not be reimbursed for textbooks purchased outside of the 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 may be financially responsible for a non-returned textbook if they drop or withdraw from a course.
- Students must contact the Dual Enrollment Office to obtain textbooks if their LATE STARTING class begins after the posted deadline.
How to Apply
- STEP ONE:
- Students will fill out the application to apply. Upon Completion an e-mail confirmation along with a .pdf copy of their submission will automatically be sent to the MC e-mail address provided.
- STEP TWO:
- Print the .pdf confirmation and attach to your parent/guardian's 2018 Federal Tax Returns (Form 1040). View Sample Tax Returns (PDF, )
- If you previously submitted all required documents to MC and received a high school grant for fall 2019 and/or winter 2020, you do not need to resubmit the 2018 federal tax forms again, but must submit a new online grant application for winter 2020 and spring 2020 in order to be considered for each semester.
- STEP THREE:
- Hand deliver the .pdf document and corresponding 2018 Federal Tax returns (Form 1040) to the dual enrollment office (first time applicants for 2019-20 academic year only)
If you have any questions regarding the MC High School Grant, contact the Dual Enrollment office at email@example.com (240) 567-4140 (option 1) or the MC Scholarships office at firstname.lastname@example.org (240) 567-4021.