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Employees and students are not required to be vaccinated at this time but are strongly encouraged to do so.

The most up-to-date information on Garrett College's response to COVID-19, can be found online at novel coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page.

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Tuition & Fees at Garrett College

Garrett College tuition and fees vary, depending on the number of credit hours you take and whether you live in Garrett County, in another Maryland county, or out of state. The College reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time at the discretion of the Garrett College Board of Trustees.

Tuition rates on this page are for credit courses only.

Current Tuition Rates

Garrett College recognizes the continuing financial hardships faced by many students and their families. Although we are faced with state-mandated tuition increases, we are using GC Tuition Assistance Grants to hold students' per credit hour (pch) costs level with last year's rates.
21-22 School Year 22-23 School Year
*Represents tuition cost per credit hour only; does not include $43 combined fee
The College reserves the right to provide some or all instruction and related academic activities through alternative methods of delivery, including remote delivery. It also reserves the right to change the method of delivery before or during an academic term in the event of a health or safety emergency or other circumstance when it determines that such change is necessary or in the best interests of the campus community. Tuition and mandatory fees will not be reduced or refunded if the College changes the delivery method for any or all of an academic session.
Garrett County Residents $99.00 per credit hour $99.00 Your cost per credit hour
Maryland Residents $285.00 per credit hour $314.00 per credit hour
-$29.00 pch tution grant
$285.00 Your cost per credit hour
Border County Residents
Preston, Tucker, Mineral & Grant in WV, Somerset & Fayette in PA
$287.00 per credit hour $320.00 per credit hour
-$33.00 pch tution grant
$287.00 Your cost per credit hour
Out-of-State Residents $349.00 per credit hour $390.00 per credit hour
-$41.00 pch tution grant
$349.00 Your cost per credit hour

Special Tuition Rates and Waivers

If you fit into one of these special categories or are pursuing certain degrees, you may be eligible for reduced or waived tuition as a student at Garrett College.

A special Border County tuition rate is available for verifiable residents of:

  • Somerset and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania
  • Preston, Tucker, Mineral, and Grant counties in West Virginia

West Virginia residents from the following counties who enroll in the designated programs listed below are eligible to receive in-county tuition rates.

Verifiable residents of Barbour, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Marion, Mineral, Monongalia, Pendleton, Preston, Randolph, and Taylor counties may enroll in the following programs:

  • Addictions Counseling (A.A.S.)
  • Cybersecurity (A.A.S or Certificate)
  • Elementary Education (A.A.)
  • Fine and Performing Arts Concentration (A.A.)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Outdoor Leadership & Adventure Education (A.A.S.)
  • Paramedic (A.A.S. and Certificate)
  • Sport Management (A.A.S.)

Verifiable residents of Pocahontas and Tucker counties may enroll in the following programs under the West Virginia Reciprocity Program:

  • Addictions Counseling (A.A.S.)
  • Cybersecurity (A.A.S. or Certificate)
  • Fine and Performing Arts Concentration (A.A.)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Outdoor Leadership & Adventure Education (A.A.S.)
  • Paramedic (A.A.S. and Certificate)
  • Sport Management (A.A.S.)

Garrett College offers several programs of study that have received the Statewide Designated Programs or Health Occupation Shortage Programs status from the State of Maryland. Verifiable Maryland residents who meet all required criteria and enroll in the following programs will receive the in-county tuition rate.

Statewide Designated Programs:

  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Outdoor Leadership & Adventure Education (A.A.S.)

Health Occupation Shortage Programs:

  • Addictions Counseling (A.A.S.)
  • Paramedic Studies (A.A.S.)

The State of Maryland offers tuition waivers for various special populations:

  • Maryland residents 60 years of age and older
  • Maryland residents out of the workforce due to total and permanent disability
  • Maryland National Guard Personnel 50% Tuition Waiver (see your Unit Commander)
  • Maryland Foster Care and Homeless Youth (click here for application)

    Complete application and eligibility requirements are detailed in the Garrett College Catalog and are available by contacting the Garrett College Homeless & Foster Student Liaison (Pamela Warnick) at 301-387-3012.

Complete application and eligibility requirements are detailed in the Garrett College Catalog.

The Garrett College Financial Aid Office can assist you in reviewing your VA Education Benefits. Click here for more information on veterans services, or contact the College's Veterans Affairs Counselor at 301-387-3057.
As an open-admission institution, Garrett College grants admission to eligible students regardless of immigration status. Through the Maryland Dream Act legislation, some non-U.S. citizens who attended high school in Maryland may be eligible to receive in-county or out-of-county tuition rates (click here for more information and detailed eligibility requirements).

Local/state agencies may be able to provide funding to support a student’s education in the form of tuition/fees, transportation, child care, and other needs. Eligibility for funding is determined by the agency and may be limited to certain academic majors and workforce development programs.

To find out if you qualify for assistance, please contact your local workforce center or agency listed below:

  • Western Maryland Consortium -- Garrett College is an approved Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training provider. These programs focus on providing training for people who are out of work or whose skills need improving in order to obtain a new job. For more information, in Garrett County, contact 301-334-8136 or for Allegany County, please call 301-777-1221.
  • WorkForce West Virginia -- Garrett College is an approved Workforce West Virginia training provider. These programs focus on providing training for people who are out of work or whose skills need improving in order to obtain a new job. To find a WFWV office near you, visit workforcewv.org or call 1-800-252-JOBS(5627).
  • Garrett County Department of Social Services, Garrett Works Program 301-533-3000
  • Garrett County Community Action 301-334-9431
  • Maryland Department of Rehabilitative Services (DORS) 301-777-2119

Tuition & Fees by Credit Hour

The following costs per credit hour include the use of the GC Tuition Assistance Grants to hold students per credit hour costs with last year’s rates.

Garrett County Residents

Number of Credit Hours In-county
1142
2284
3426
4568
5710
6852
7994
81136
91278
101420
111562
121704
131846
141988
152130
162272
172414
182556

Other Additional Fees

The following represent additional fees (USD) that may also apply to you, depending on the classes you take, expenses you incur, and other variables.

Other Additional Fees
Registration Fee: $25 per semester nonrefundable
Housing Application Fee: $25 by early deadline; $40 by closing deadline
Independent Study Fee: $25 per credit hour
Individual Course Fees: See Course Schedule
Official Transcripts: $5 (click here)
Payment Plan Enrollment Fee: $25
Criminal Background Check
(as required for certain majors):
Varies
Life Experience Assessments: Varies

Housing & Meals

Housing and on-campus living options at Garrett College are available by visiting Residence Life.

For information on meal plans to the Laker Café, visit Lake Café.

More Information

For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions at 301-387-3044.