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Howard Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,178 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,616 tuition
$11,997 off campus room & board
$2,000 books and supplies
$565 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$21,393 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,831 tuition
$11,997 off campus room & board
$2,000 books and supplies
$565 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,546 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
51% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($3,658 avg)
10% get state aid ($2,040 avg)
18% get institn'l aid ($1,546 avg)
23% get loans ($2,685 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,718 51%
Federal Grant Aid $3,658 38%
Pell Grants $4,118 33%
Other Federal Grants $570 5%
Institution Grant Aid $1,546 18%
State Grant Aid $2,040 10%
Student Loans $2,685 23%
Federal Loans $2,641 23%
Other Loans $5,147 0%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y
$6,000 Y Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Howard Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044-3197
(443) 518-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $208
Out of State $253


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • nichelle from columbia, md
  • Jul-29-2016 I am a current student here

    at howard community, all of your classes are on the same level if not higher then many four year colleges. however, howard community is more than half the price of four year colleges.

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  • 5
  • Salina from Catonsville, MD
  • Nov-04-2014 I am a past student here

    I transferred to Hcc from ccbc I realy wish I would have just started at Hcc first. It's a good school that helps you when you need it. I had to re take a pre calc class and was failing for the second time! I was trying so hard and was so frustrated! The tutoring center helped me pass the class with a B! I went from an F to a B! It was so empowering and rewarding to have the support I needed to pass a class I struggled in!

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