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Financial Information

For Financial Aid and Scholarships information, please refer to the Financial Aid and Scholarships page under the Student Services section. Questions may be emailed to us at

Tuition Rates & Fees

Read about Tuition & Fees.

Residency Requirements

At the time of admission or whenever a student reports a change in student information, he or she must confirm his or her domicile for tuition classification purposes. As used here, “domicile” is defined as “a student’s permanent place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained with the intention of remaining indefinitely” or “the permanent place of abode of any person or persons contributing more than one-half of the student’s financial support during the most recently-completed year.” To establish domicile, an individual must permanently reside in the state or in the county for three months prior to the beginning of the term. However, in some cases, this does not automatically guarantee domicile status and supporting evidence of residency may be required in the form of income tax papers, driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance policies, voter’s registration, rent receipts and/or other requested information.

Tuition Waivers

Tuition (not including fees) is waived for Maryland residents who are 60 years old or older or who are retired as a result of a disability as defined by the Social Security or Railroad Retirement Act, who enroll in any credit class that has at least 10, or is being continued with less than 10, regularly-enrolled students. Members of the Maryland National Guard who have two or more years of service remaining are eligible for a 50 percent tuition waiver. Appropriate documentation for a Maryland National Guard waiver must be presented each term. In order to receive a tuition waiver based on retirement due to a disability, the student must provide appropriate documentation from the Social Security Administration. In order to receive a tuition waiver based on disability, students must submit documentation of the disability and apply for federal financial aid annually. The disability waiver is applied only when the financial aid awarded to the student does not fully cover tuition charges. The senior citizen tuition waivers are provided on a space-available basis. In order to qualify for a senior citizen tuition waiver, the student must provide proof that his or her 60th birthday has occurred prior to the first class session. Tuition waiver forms are available in the counseling office.

Dual Enrollment

The College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013 offers qualified dual enrollment students discounts for tuition. Public high school students who qualify for free and reduced meals (FARM) can enroll in Wor-Wic fall and spring term classes tuition-free, only having to pay for books and fees, while those who do not qualify for FARM pay 90 percent of the 75 percent tuition rate.

Students attending any Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset public high school, the Salisbury School, Salisbury Christian School or Holly Grove Christian School, as well as Delmar High School students who live in Maryland, can provide certification by a high school official that they meet the school’s dual enrollment eligibility requirements to receive a discount on the regular tuition rate.

Payment Procedures

Wor-Wic accepts cash, checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment can be made online, in person at the cashier’s office (BH 108) or by mail to the Cashier’s Office, Wor-Wic Community College, 32000 Campus Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804. Checks, which must include the student’s college ID number, should be made payable to Wor-Wic Community College.

Students can view an itemized list of charges, payments and financial aid awards that have been applied to their accounts by accessing the myWor-Wic portal. Students who have not made full payment, enrolled in a payment plan, provided third-party payment documentation or received confirmation of a completed financial aid award by the payment deadline for each term will have their registrations dropped. Students who register after the payment deadline must make full payment, enroll in a payment plan or provide third-party payment documentation at the time of registration.

The cashier’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments are also accepted at the college information desk in Brunkhorst Hall Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. More information about payment procedures can be obtained by emailing or by calling (410) 334-2923 or (410) 334-2924.

Payment Plans

Interest-free payment plans are available to all credit students who register for at least three credit hours. Students must make a down payment and pay the $20 payment plan fee at the time of registration. Students who register for classes online can enroll in a payment plan online as part of the registration process. Students who register in person can visit the cashier’s office to enroll. The number of monthly payments is dependent upon the date the student enrolls in the payment plan.

Payment Plan Sign Up # of Payments Payment Due Dates
On or before Dec. 17, 2015 1 $20 fee plus 25% down payment due at sign up
  2 Jan. 19, 2016
  3 Feb. 17, 2016
  4 March 17, 2016
After Dec. 17, 2015 1 $20 fee plus 33% down payment due at sign up
  2 Feb. 17, 2016
  3 March 17, 2016

Students can view their payment due dates at the myWor-Wic portal. Students who do not make their monthly payments within seven days of each due date are charged a $25 late payment fee. Students who have not paid in full before the end of the term cannot obtain grades or transcripts, register for classes or participate in commencement until full payment is made. Dropping or withdrawing from a course does not eliminate the student’s financial obligations to the college.

Third-Party Payments

Students whose tuition is being paid by a third party, such as an employer, must provide a letter from the third party guaranteeing payment to the cashier by the payment deadline for each term or at the time of registration for those who register after the payment deadline. The letter must be written on company letterhead and include the student’s name, college ID number, course number and title, the total amount of the student’s tuition and fees, the company’s billing address and the signature of the person authorizing payment. Since Wor-Wic’s bookstore is an independent entity, a separate letter is required if the third party is guaranteeing payment for the student’s books and/or supplies. If the third party refuses to pay after receiving an invoice, the student is responsible for the payment.

Delinquent Accounts

Students who have delinquent accounts with the college, the bookstore or the libraries at Salisbury University or the University of Maryland Eastern Shore cannot obtain grades or transcripts, register for classes or participate in commencement. Past due tuition balances are forwarded to the Maryland Central Collection Unit (CCU). A 17 percent collection fee is added to all debts referred to the CCU.


Refunds are provided only to students who complete the drop process. Students who are eligible for online registration can complete the drop process online, while those who are not eligible for online registration must meet with their advisor. Refunds are calculated based on the days the college is open for business (Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays). All tuition and fees are refunded to students who complete the drop process within the following time frames:

Duration of Course
(in weeks)
Refund Calculation
(days following the start of the class section)
8-14 5
4-7 3
1-3 2

*Refunds for classes that are scheduled to start after the listed “last day to add” for a semester or session are 100% through the second day of class.

Veterans Benefits

In addition to the standard student services offered by the college, veterans and their eligible dependents can receive added assistance from the regional office of the Veterans Administration (VA). The tuition and fees of veterans and their eligible dependents approved for the Post 9-11 GI-Bill and veterans approved for vocational rehabilitation programs are paid directly to the college by the VA. Since educational benefits for other veteran programs are paid directly to the student, students are directly responsible to the college for the payment of their tuition and fees. Wor-Wic complies with Sections 701 and 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The college recognizes and adheres to VA standards and strives to assist veterans as much as possible in resolving discrepancies that relate to educational programming.

Education Tax Credits

American Opportunity Credit/Hope and lifetime learning tax credits are available to eligible students under federal legislation. The American Opportunity Credit/Hope enables students to receive a tax credit of up to $2,500 per year for four years of postsecondary education. The lifetime learning tax credit is available for an unlimited number of years for up to $2,000 each year. The business office sends 1098-T tuition statements to students by Jan. 31 each year.

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