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CCBC offering free fall tuition, see how you can enroll

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 08:39:59-04

CATONSVILLE, Md. — It doesn’t get much cheaper than this.

Free classes at the Community College of Baltimore County this fall.

President Sandra Kurtinitis explains how CCBC is making it happen.

“Federal, state, local, county, CCBC, foundation scholarships---you name it. We’re putting it all… we’re bringing a full court press on making CCBC free for many and actually I’d bet most students.”

The offer comes in the form of supplemental aid after scholarships, grants and COVID-19 relief funding, and could save a student taking 12 credit hours nearly $1500 dollars.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the fall semester, CCBC is planning on as many as a third of its students attending in-person classes at its six sites and there’s no better way to lure them than through free classes.

“So many families have been impacted by what happened this past year, and once we had to go dark, we lost a number of our students who couldn’t study remotely so we are really doing everything we can to bring them back, to give them scholarships to retake their courses, to recruit new students, solicit our former student---anyway we can,” said Kurtinitis. “We have extraordinary capacity to help and we want to help our families---families in our community.

The tuition free offer also applies to workforce training programs, which sometimes can take less than a year to complete.

To see if you qualify, call the college at anytime Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at 443.840.2222.