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Tuition & Fees

Learn how much it will cost and how tuition and fees are calculated.

Tuition Rates for Credit Courses

Tuition is a fancy word for what your class costs. How much you pay depends on your residency – do you reside in the county, out of the county or out-of-state? – and how many credits you take. Tuition can change without prior notice, so check in here to make sure you know how much it will cost.

There may be special circumstances that reduce your tuition (dual enrollment), impact your residency (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), change your tuition (statewide programs), grant you a tuition waiver or have some other effect on your cost.  See our Tuition Reductions and Waivers section below for more information.

Summer/Fall 2023 (Per Credit Hour)
In-County $129
Out-of-County $258
Out-of-State Bordering County $259
Out-of-State $323

Fees for Credit Courses

Some fees, such as the technology and Student Government Association fee, are paid by every student and others, such as the online course fee, are only paid if you use them.  Fees can change without prior notice.

Fee Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Technology Fee (per credit hour) $20 $25
Student Government Association Fee (per credit hour) $2 $2
Proficiency Examination Fee (per credit hour) $35 $35
Other Course Fees variable variable

Residency Requirements

Residency is complicated. We follow the legal requirements for determining residency that are mandated by Maryland law. To find out more about how we determine your residency, learn more below.

Tuition Reductions and Waivers

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Students at high schools that have a dual enrollment agreement with Wor-Wic and meet all eligibility requirements pay 90% of 75% of our tuition (the school pays the other 10%). Students must pay for any fees and books. Public high school juniors and seniors who qualify for free and reduced meals (FARM) can enroll in approved classes tuition-free, and Wor-Wic will cover the costs of their fees and books.  Learn more about dual enrollment.

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The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 as amended by the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 requires that public institutions of higher education charge qualifying veterans, dependents and other eligible individuals tuition and fees at the rate for in-state residents. Our in-state tuition rates vary based on county residency. Find out more about veterans eligibility requirements and additional veterans benefits.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a federal program for certain individuals that came to the United States as children. For more information on how to obtain DACA status, please go to DACA students are eligible for in-county tuition rates if they meet the college’s residency requirements.

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The Maryland Dream Act allows certain high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants, and who meet certain requirements, the opportunity to qualify for in-state tuition rates. The Guide for Tuition Rate for Eligible Undocumented Immigrant Students explains how you qualify for in-state tuition, and there is also an affidavit that you need to complete.

If have questions, please contact Angie Hayden, director of admissions, at or at 410-572-8712.

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Tuition and/or fees are waived for Maryland residents who meet the eligibility requirements for one of the following waivers:

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Maryland residents who reside outside of Wicomico and Worcester Counties can enroll in one of these programs at the in-county tuition rate.

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Maryland residents who reside outside of Wicomico and Worcester Counties can enroll in one of these programs at the in-county tuition rate if the program is not offered by their local community college or if the student cannot enroll due to an enrollment limit.