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Tuition Rates & Fees
Read about Tuition & Fees.
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 (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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling
(410) 334-2923 or (410) 334-2924.
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
||$20 fee plus 25% down payment due at sign up
||Jan. 19, 2016
||Feb. 17, 2016
||March 17, 2016
|After Dec. 17, 2015
||$20 fee plus 33% down payment due at sign up
||Feb. 17, 2016
||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.
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.
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
(days following the start of the class section)
*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.
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.