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AACC provides a variety of ways to pay for courses. We accept cash (Arnold location only), check/debit cards (with Visa/MasterCard logo), checks, electronic checks (Arnold location only or on MyAACC), money orders and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Payment is accepted in full or via our interest-free Tuition Payment Plan. The amount you pay down and the number of payments you make is determined by your registration date.

Payments are accepted at the Arnold campus Cashier's office, Glen Burnie Town Center, Arundel Mills or Fort Meade Army Education Center sites. All payment forms are accepted at all sites unless specifically noted below.

Information regarding payment plans, waivers, financial aid, refunds, cancellations and more can be found below and/or in the links on the right side of this page.

PAYMENT TYPES

CASH - Cash payments will ONLY be taken in person at the Cashier's office located in the Student Services Center on the Arnold campus. Cash payment is not accepted by mail, in the drop box or at any off-campus site.

CHECK/DEBIT CARDS - Visa or MasterCard logo must show on card. Payment is accepted at any location, via MyAACC or by calling the Cashier's office at 410-777-2236. There is no Automatic Payment Plan by which AACC takes your payments automatically.

CHECKS/MONEY ORDER - Make payable to AACC.  Include the Student Name and AACC ID# on the check/money order which can be found on the student bill.  Mail to: AACC, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012 (include payment stub) Payment is accepted at any location. Returned check fee: $25 per occurrence, max 2 fees.

ELECTRONIC CHECKS - ECheck payments will ONLY be taken over the phone at the Arnold Campus or via MyAACC. They will not be accepted at any off-campus site or in person. Please have available your routing, account and check numbers, as well as, name and address that appear on check prior to calling the Cashier's office at 410-777-2236. Returned check fee: $25 per occurrence, max 2 fees. There is no Automatic Payment Plan by which AACC takes your payments automatically.

CREDIT CARDS - Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Write card type, full card number and expiration date on payment stub, sign and mail to: AACC, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012.  Payment is accepted at any location, via MyAACC or by calling the Cashier's office at 410-777-2236. There is no Automatic Payment Plan by which AACC takes your payments automatically.

GIFT CARDS - AACC "Gift of Education" gift cards may be redeemed in person at any location. AACC gift cards are not accepted through mail, over the phone or on the Web. If paying with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express GIFT CARD it is suggested you retain this card (even if used in full) for 120 days after purchase in case of a refund.

PAYMENT PLAN

ALL PRIOR SEMESTERS MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED ON FUTURE TERMS.

STARTING SUMMER 2016: All credit students whose financial accounts with AACC are up-to-date can participate in our interest-free Tuition Payment Plan. Simply login to MyAACC and click on Menu. Then select Self Services > Credit Students > Financial Information > Pay My Bill. There is no Automatic Payment Plan by which AACC takes your payments automatically. Click on the appropriate term under Payment Plans By Term to the right for specific payment plan and due date information.

There are a few select Noncredit, Continuing Education courses eligible for an outsourced payment plan. For information regarding the selected courses and the outsourced payment plan, go to Continuing Education Payment Plan or call Continuing Education Office at 410-777-2325

THIRD PARTY PAYMENTS

Anne Arundel Community College accepts third party payments for tuition assistance from students' employers, college tuition funds, external scholarships or from other organizations or individuals. If students receive third party assistance (payments), they must bring supporting documentation from the sponsoring agency to the Cashier's office at the time of registration. If you do not submit payment or third party documentation, your registration may be canceled for non-payment. For more information, please contact the Cashier's office at cashiersoffice@aacc.edu. Students are responsible for any charges not covered by third party assistance.

STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID

If your financial aid is not enough to pay your tuition, fees and book charges (if applicable) the amounts not covered must be paid by the due dates on your bill. For more information check with Financial Aid.

FOSTER CARE and UNACCOMPANIED HOMELESS YOUTH

A Maryland Foster Care and Maryland Unaccompanied Homeless Youth recipient is exempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees if the recipient:

  • is enrolled at the institution on or before the recipient reaches the age of 25: and
  • continues to be exempt from paying tuition and fees until 5 years after first enrolling and pursuing and associate's degree; and
  • has filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year (AACC's School Code for FAFSA is 002058)

MARYLAND RESIDENTS WHO ARE AGE 60 YEARS OR OLDER > SENIOR CITIZENS <

For Maryland residents who are age 60 years or older > Senior Citizens < The college waives tuition charges for credit and eligible continuing education courses for Maryland residents who are age 60 and older by the first scheduled class meeting. All other fees must be paid on or before the due date (NOTE: Noncredit courses with this symbol (†) next to the course price do not qualify for the Senior Citizen tuition waiver)

MARYLAND RESIDENTS WHO ARE DISABLED INDIVIDUALS > SSI or SSDI <

For Maryland residents who are disabled individuals > SSI or SSDI < In accordance with Maryland law, the college waives tuition charges for credit and certain qualified noncredit continuing education courses for Maryland residents who are certified as disabled by the Social Security Administration. Students are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and notify the Cashier's office that a Social Security waiver is on file every term. Any student financial aid, other than a student loan, received by the student shall be applied first to pay the student's tuition. All fees (and if applicable, tuition exceeding 12 credits) must be paid on or before the due date. (AACC's School Code for FAFSA is 002058)

Social Security waiver form requirements and restrictions are available in the link: Social Security Rules (SSI/SSDI) to the right or at the Cashier's office and are valid for 1 year from the date signed by the Social Security Administration. (NOTE: Noncredit courses with this symbol (†) next to the course price do not qualify for the Social Security tuition waiver)

TUITION WAIVERS AND REDUCTIONS

To apply for the Early College Access Program (ECAP), waivers or tuition reduction on Health Manpower Shortage or Statewide programs, you must notify the Cashier's office of your eligibility before classes begin each term. Waivers are not applied until payment has been received unless the student has approved financial aid or tuition assistance. Questions call Cashier's office at 410-777-2236. For Maryland Dream Act tuition rate, students must provide documentation to the Admissions office that they meet the requirements. Questions about the Dream Act call Admissions at 410-777-2152

REFUNDS

When you register for any class (credit or noncredit), you assume a financial responsibility.  To be eligible for a refund, you must file a drop/add form with the Records and Registration office, or at MyAACC to officially drop a class by the deadline. Refund Deadlines are published in the schedule of classes and are also listed below. If you stop attending a class but do not officially drop the class, you continue to be financially responsible for all tuition and fees and receive a failing grade. Classes dropped prior to the Refund Deadline are eligible for a full refund. Students are provided a full refund when the college cancels a class.

If you are entitled to a refund in accordance with the refund policy in the college catalog, refunds are generally issued and mailed approximately 15 days after the date class is dropped or canceled. Only checks are issued and mailed unless 100% of your total refundable credit was received via credit card, and payment was made within the past 90 days. In cases of payment 100% by credit card, the college credits directly to the credit card(s) used to make payment. Questions call Cashier's office at 410-777-2236

Student who are enrolled in NONCREDIT CLASSES, no refund will be given after the first scheduled class meeting. You must file a drop/add form with the Records and Registration office, or on MyAACC website to officially drop a class prior to the first scheduled class meeting.  You may also use the STARS phone system to drop noncredit classes by calling 410-777-2241. Contact Continuing Education for questions at 410-777-2325.

REFUND DEADLINES
 
   
FOR CLASSES SCHEDULED EIGHT WEEKS OR MORE
FOR CLASSES SCHEDULED SEVEN WEEKS OR FEWER
  •  Students may drop the class for five calendar days after the date of the first scheduled class meeting and receive a full refund.
  •  Students may drop the class for two calendar days after the date of the first scheduled class meeting and receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after that date.
  •  Students have five additional calendar days to withdraw from the class and receive a 60% reduction of the tuition, general student fees and lab fees charged for the class.
  •  For hybrid and online classes, the first day of the session is considered the first scheduled class meeting.
  •  If a student withdraws more than 10 calendar days after the date of the first scheduled class meeting, no refunds will be issued.
 
  •  For hybrid and online classes, the first day of the session is considered the first scheduled class meeting.
 

WITHDRAWING FROM A CLASS (CREDIT ONLY)

If you cannot complete a credit class, you must withdraw from it to avoid a failing grade. You may withdraw up through the "last day to withdraw" listed in the schedule of classes. An entry of "W" will appear on your record. To withdraw, you must file a drop/add form with the Records and Registration office, or on MyAACC website. You will continue to be financially responsible for withdrawn classes.

WITHDRAWING WITH FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE

If you have received a federal grant or loan assistance, a portion of the funds my be owed to the Federal Program if you drop or withdraw from your classes. For details call the Financial Aid Office at 410-777-2203.

WITHDRAWING AFTER THE FINAL WITHDRAWAL DATE

Contact Counseling, Advising and Retention Services to help you withdraw. See the college catalog for information.

PAST-DUE ACCOUNTS

Student bills not paid in full by the due date are considered past-due accounts subject to collection action. Students whose accounts must be turned over to an outside collection agency will be held financially responsible for all tuition and fees, late fees and reasonable attorneys' fees and collection costs. In addition, the student will not be able to register for future semesters or get transcripts until payment is made in full.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

Students are provided a full refund of all tuition and fees when the college cancels a class. Department offices attempt to contact students about canceled classes in advance of the start dates of the classes. Information on canceled off-campus classes in available at the main office of each center.

  • For Meade High Classes, call the Fort Meade Army Education Center at 410-672-3554 or 410-672-2117
  • If one or more of your classes is canceled and are not replaced and a refundable credit is created, refunds are generally issued approximately 15 days after the cancellation date
  • If 100% of your total payments was received via credit card, and the charges were made within the past 90 days, the college will credit your refund directly to the original credit card(s) used to make the payment.
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