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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 financialaid@worwic.edu.

Tuition Rates

The college reserves the right to change tuition rates without prior notice.

Fall 2013
(Per Credit Hour)
Worcester and Somerset Counties $96.00
Wicomico County $96.00
Out-of-County $214.75
Out-of-State $265.00

The in-county rate applies to residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The out-of-county rate applies to Maryland residents who live outside of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The out-of-state rate applies to residents of any state other than Maryland. Non-U.S. citizens who meet the requirements of the Maryland Dream Act can pay in-state tuition rates. Go to www.worwic.edu/MarylandDreamAct for eligibility information.

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

Students attending any Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset public high school, the Salisbury School or Salisbury Christian School who provide certification by a high school official that they meet the school’s dual enrollment eligibility requirements receive a 25 percent tuition discount.

Fees

The college reserves the right to change fees without prior notice.

Technology Fee (per credit hour) $10
Student Government Association Fee (per credit hour up to $24, fall and spring) $2
Installment Plan Fee $20
Late Payment Fee $25
Returned Check Fee $20
Student ID Replacement Fee $2
Proficiency Examination Fee $35 and up
Course Fees variable

Payment Procedures

Wor-Wic accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover. Students who register online or through an advisor have the option of making full payment online with a credit card or to the cashier on campus. Students who register early and who have not made payment or alternative payment arrangements (installment plan enrollment, pending financial aid or third-party payment confirmation) by the stated deadlines will have their registrations dropped. Students who register after the stated deadlines must make full payment or alternative payment arrangements at the time of registration.

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 stated deadlines.

Installment Plan

An installment plan is available to all students who register for fall or spring classes and whose bill for tuition is at least equal to the in-county cost of six credit hours. Students who register online and set up an installment plan can pay the balance online with a credit card or to the cashier on campus. Students must pay all fees and at least half of the tuition bill before the specified payment deadline, with the balance due by the end of the sixth week of classes. Students who do not make full payment by the end of the sixth week of classes are charged a late payment fee. These students 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.

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.

Refunds

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 can receive added assistance from the regional office of the Veterans Administration (VA). The tuition and fees of veterans eligible for the Post 9-11 GI-Bill and vocational rehabilitation are paid directly to the college by the VA. Since educational benefits for other veterans are paid directly to the veterans, they are directly responsible to the college for the payment of their tuition and fees, regardless of the timeliness in which their VA checks are received. Wor-Wic 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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