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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.

Garrett County Resident $107.00 per credit hour
Maryland Resident $240.00 per credit hour
Border County Rate
Preston, Tucker, Mineral & Grant in WV, Somerset & Fayette in PA
$245.00 per credit hour
Out-of-state $290.00 per credit hour

Special Tuition Rates

West Virginia Reciprocity $107.00 per credit hour
Statewide Designated Program $107.00 per credit hour

Special Tuition Rates

Verifiable residents of Somerset and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania; and Verifiable residents of Preston, Tucker, Mineral, and Grant counties in West Virginia

Residents in the above counties can now save about $2,100 in tuition while earning an associate’s degree from Garrett College. Prospective students have the option to enroll in degree, transfer, and certificate programs available at Garrett College, including the online general studies associate degree program

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)
  • Elementary Education (A.A.)
  • Electrical Engineering (A.S.E.)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (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)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)

Garrett College currently has two programs of study that have received the status of Statewide-Designated Programs: Adventure Sports Management (A.A.S.) and Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.). Maryland students who enroll full-time and meet all required criteria in either of these programs will receive the in-county tuition rate.


For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions at 301-387-3043.  

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.

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.