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Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates apply to both full and part-time students enrolled in credit classes. Course fees, if any, vary. Tuition and fees can be changed without prior notification and must be approved by the Garrett College Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fees are non-refundable after the refund deadline. If you do not plan to attend classes, you must officially drop your classes within the stated refund period in order to avoid an outstanding financial obligation to the college. Non-attendance does not constitute a refund or removal of the debt.

Garrett County Resident $105.00 per credit hour
Maryland Resident $230.00 per credit hour
Border County Rate
Preston, Tucker, Mineral & Grant in WV, Somerset & Fayette in PA
$235.00 per credit hour
Out-of-state $270.00 per credit hour

Special Tuition Rates

West Virginia Reciprocity $105.00 per credit hour
Statewide Designated Program $105.00 per credit hour


  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $25.00 / semester
  • Combined Fee: $36.00 / credit hour
  • Individual Course Fees: vary
  • Life Experience Assessments

    Students seeking a degree in a field directly related to his/her work, may request Life Experience credit. To be considered for life experience assessment, students must be currently enrolled in a degree program at Garrett College. For additional information, contact the Dean of Academic Affairs at 301-387-3043.  

    $15 application fee  •  $35 assessment fee (varies)   •   $10 per credit awarded

Special Tuition Rates

Verifiable residents of Somerset and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania; and Verifiable residents of Preston, Tucker, Mineral, and Grant counties in West Virginia

Residents in the above counties can now save about $2,100 in tuition while earning an associate’s degree from Garrett College. Prospective students have the option to enroll in degree, transfer, and certificate programs available at Garrett College, including the online general studies associate degree program

Verifiable residents of Barbour, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Pendleton, Randolph, and Taylor counties may enroll in the following programs:

  • Adventure Sports Management (A.A.S. or Certificate)
  • Elementary Education (A.A.)
  • Electrical Engineering (A.S.E.)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)

Verifiable residents of Mineral, Pocahontas, Preston, and Tucker counties may enroll in the following programs under the West Virginia Reciprocity Program:

  • Adventure Sports Management (A.A.S. or Certificate)
  • Cybersecurity (A.A.S. or Certificate)
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.)

Garrett College currently has two programs of study that have received the status of Statewide-Designated Programs: Adventure Sports Management (A.A.S.) and Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology (A.A.S.). Students who enroll full-time and meet all required criteria in either of these programs will receive the in-county tuition rate.

Housing & Meals

Garrett College is only one of two community colleges in the State of Maryland to offer on-campus housing.

Garrett Hall – Traditional Dorm Style Room

  • $1,754.50 per semester

    Also requires the purchase of a meal plan to the Laker Café (options below)

Laker Hall – Apartment Style Housing

  • Single Room – $3,352 per semester
  • Double Room – $2,831 per semester

Meal Plans

Standard meal plans are $1,000 or $1,300 per semester. Food can be purchased a la carte from the Laker Café.

Once purchased, meal plans function as a debit card and store a fund balance.

Books & Supplies

Garrett College does the best to offer textbooks at a reasonable rate in our Campus Store.

The average amount of textbooks a semester (depending on the classes you enroll in) could be $700.

Indirect Costs

Transportation Costs

This depends on where you live. Are you commuting? Are you going home every weekend? Plan trips together to save costs.

Personal Miscellaneous Expenses

Student or not a student, you have everyday expenses including Health & Hygiene items.