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Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates apply to both full and part-time students enrolled in credit classes. Course fees, if any, vary. Tuition and fees can be changed without prior notification and must be approved by the Garrett College Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fees are non-refundable after the refund deadline. If you do not plan to attend classes, you must officially drop your classes within the stated refund period in order to avoid an outstanding financial obligation to the college. Non-attendance does not constitute a refund or removal of the debt.

Tuition & Combined Fees
*Cost per credit hour includes $40 combined fee
Garrett County Resident $149.00 per credit hour
Maryland Resident $296.00 per credit hour
Border County Rate
Preston, Tucker, Mineral & Grant in WV, Somerset & Fayette in PA
$300.00 per credit hour
Out-of-state $354.00 per credit hour

Special Tuition Rates

West Virginia Reciprocity $149.00 per credit hour
Statewide Designated & Health Manpower Shortage Programs $149.00 per credit hour

Special Tuition Rates

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, Monongalia, Pendleton, Randolph, and Taylor counties may enroll in the following programs:

  • Adventure Sports Management (A.A.S. or Certificate)
  • Cybersecurity (A.A.S or Certificate)
  • Electrical Engineering (A.S.E.)
  • Elementary Education (A.A.)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Fine and Performing Arts Concentration (A.A.)
  • Paramedic (A.A.S. and Certificate)
  • Sport Management (A.A.S.)

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

  • Adventure Sports Management (A.A.S. or Certificate)
  • Cybersecurity (A.A.S. or Certificate)
  • Fine and Performing Arts Concentration (A.A.)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (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 Manpower 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:

  • Adventure Sports Management (A.A.S.)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)

Health Manpower 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 Recipients (as certified by the Maryland Department of Human Services)
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (as defined by McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act)

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.


  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $25.00 / semester
  • Criminal Background Check (as required for certain majors): Varies
  • Housing Application Fee: $25 by early deadline; $40 by closing deadline
  • Independent Study Fee: $25 / credit hour
  • Individual Course Fees: See Course Schedule
  • Life Experience Assessments: varies
  • Official transcripts: $5.00 (USD)
  • Payment Plan Enrollment: $25

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

Housing & Meals

Garrett College is only one of two community colleges in the State of Maryland to offer on-campus housing.

Garrett Hall – Traditional Dorm Style Room

  • Double Room with Silver Laker Dollars to the Laker Café - $5,579 per year
  • Double Room with Gold Laker Dollars to the Laker Café - $6,179 per year

Laker Hall – Apartment Style Housing

  • Two-Bedroom (Double Occupancy) Apartment – $5,775 per year (does not include Laker Dollars)
  • Four-Bedroom (Single Occupancy) Apartment – $6,838 per year (does not include Laker Dollars)

Laker Dollars

Laker Dollars to the Laker Café are not included in the above cost for on-campus living at Laker Hall. Laker Dollars for use in the café on campus can be added for an additional fee, as indicated below:

  • Silver Laker Dollars - $1,000 per semester
  • Gold Laker Dollars - $1,300 per semester

Books & Supplies

Garrett College does the best to offer textbooks at a reasonable rate in our Campus Store.

The average amount of textbooks a semester (depending on the classes you enroll in) could be $700.

Garrett College posts anticipated aid to a student billing statement at time of registration for the next semester. This allows students ample opportunities to use any excess aid for books and supplies at the campus bookstore and falls within the requirement included in 34 CFR 668.164(I). Financial Aid credit balances are posted nightly to the eCampus virtual bookstore site as a book voucher

Indirect Costs

Transportation Costs

This depends on where you live. Are you commuting? Are you going home every weekend? Plan trips together to save costs.

Personal Miscellaneous Expenses

Student or not a student, you have everyday expenses including Health & Hygiene items.