Registration payment due dates
The College has a pre-registration period for each semester. During this time you may pre-register for classes without paying your balance in full. However, in order to secure your selected class schedule, the balance on your tuition and fees must be paid by the stated pay-by date for each semester. If the balance is not paid by the stated pay-by date, the College will delete your registration from your selected class schedule. After the semester pay-by date, a student may register and payment is expected within one business day. If payment is not received by the stated time, the college will delete your registration.
Methods of Payment
Payments can be made in person at any campus location by credit card via telephone, by credit card via CRAB or by mail - if paying by check please include the name of the student and social security number or student identification number. The College accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or DISCOVER.
Paying a Balance Forward
Payments for balance forwards as shown on CRAB must be made in person or via the mail. CRAB will not accept payments for any balance forward.
Financial aid students are required to come in person to the Business Office at one of the two campus locations (Wye Mills or Cambridge Center) to finalize their class schedule each semester. Student's can also finalize online by accessing CRAB and choosing the Finalize Me option. The students available Financial Aid must be equal to or greater than the outstanding balance for current terms in order to finalize aid and secure classes. Excess Financial Aid will be available at the bookstore approximately three weeks prior to the start date of the Fall or Spring term.
Deferred Payment Plan
An online deferred payment plan is available to credit students for the fall and spring semesters with a minimum balance of $100.00 in tuition and fees. To participate, you must first register for classes and obtain a student ID and semester balance, then follow the instructions for more details and plan application. There is a rolling percentage down payment required plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee. If you are a pre-registered student your payment plan must be in place by the relevant semester pay-by date. The remaining payments will be deducted from your credit card or checking account on or about the 5th of each month following the plan inception. You may be able to use your accepted financial aid award(s) towards your down payment.
Employer Billed Tuition and Fees
Advance payments by company check are welcomed at the time of registration. The College can also directly bill a company (sponsorship). Please provide to the College, at time of registration, a company purchase order or a completed sponsorship authorization form. A link is provided to the form. If pre-registered, the College must receive the purchase order/authorization form by the stated semester pay-by date. After the pay-by date, the purchase order/sponsorship form is needed at time of registration. Students are not confirmed in their classes until the College receives one of the above forms of authorization. The standard refund/withdrawal policy will apply.
Financial Aid Refunds
Each semester the College refunds to students surplus financial aid remaining on their accounts after bookstore charges have been applied. This process is done, approximately eight to nine weeks after the semester start date.
Senior Citizens Waiver
Tuition for credit courses will be waived for Maryland residents 60 years or older registering during the two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Seniors will be responsible for all applicable fees. Seniors wishing to register prior to this date must pay full tuition and fees. The tuition waiver policy for co-listed courses offered through Continuing Education is the same as the credit courses. Seniors registering for other Continuing Education courses, except those designated as CES, AFC, or FTW will have tuition waived at any time. Proof of age required.
Students receiving Social Security payments based on a disability are eligible for a tuition waiver for both credit classes and continuing education classes (excluding CES, AFC and FTW courses). The tuition waiver certification form must be completed, verified by a social security office and received by the College prior to tuition being waived. The certification form must be completed for each semester. The student is responsible for paying the balance on their account in accordance with the College's stated payment policies.