What does a semester at Montco cost?

A college education may be the best investment that you can make. However, as with any investment, you should know up front what the cost will be. To help you plan for your education, we have outlined the costs, including tuition and fees, for Montgomery County, out-of-county and out-of-state residents.

Tuition Rates

Summer 2023
  In-county residents Out-of-county residents Out-of-state residents
Tuition $148.00 per credit $296.00 per credit $444.00 per credit
Comprehensive Fee $19.00 per credit $19.00 per credit $19.00 per credit
Activity Fee $7.00 per credit $7.00 per credit $7.00 per credit
Technology Fee $23.00 per credit $23.00 per credit $23.00 per credit
Capital Fee N/A $10.00 per credit $20.00 per credit
Total* $197.00 per credit $355.00 per credit $513.00 per credit
Fall 2023, Spring and Summer 2024
  In-county residents Out-of-county residents Out-of-state residents
Tuition $156.00 per credit $312.00 per credit $468.00 per credit
Comprehensive Fee $20.00 per credit $20.00 per credit $20.00 per credit
Activity Fee $8.00 per credit $8.00 per credit $8.00 per credit
Technology Fee $25.00 per credit $25.00 per credit $25.00 per credit
Capital Fee N/A $10.00 per credit $20.00 per credit
Total* $209.00 per credit $375.00 per credit $541.00 per credit
Winter 2023
  In-county residents Out-of-county residents Out-of-state residents
Tuition $156.00 per credit $312.00 per credit $468.00 per credit
Comprehensive Fee $20.00 per credit $20.00 per credit $20.00 per credit
Activity Fee N/A N/A N/A
Technology Fee $25.00 per credit $25.00 per credit $25.00 per credit
Capital Fee N/A $10.00 per credit $20.00 per credit
Total* $201.00 per credit $367.00 per credit $533.00 per credit
* Please note that the per credit total does not reflect the course or additional fees that may be associated with a class.
Additional Rates and Course Fees
  In-county residents Out-of-county residents Out-of-state residents
Dual Enrollment $209.00 per 3-4 credit course $375.00 per 3-4 credit course $541.00 per 3-4 credit course
* Please note that the per credit total does not reflect the course or additional fees that may be associated with a class.

Senior Citizen $53.00 per credit

 

Cost of Attendance

Understanding the cost of attending Montgomery County Community College is important. There are direct costs, such as tuition and fees that are paid to the College, and indirect costs that may be incurred by the student as a result of attending college.  The combination of direct and indirect costs comprise the cost of attendance used to determine eligibility for financial aid funding and can be used by students and their families to plan their finances. Your total financial aid package cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Awards that make up a financial aid package include grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and scholarships from private organizations.

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Cost of Attendance

estimated 9-month components in the cost of attendance
$1,300 Books & Supplies
An allowance, as determined by the institution, for books, course materials, equipment, and rental or purchase of a personal computer.
$2,250 Personal Expenses
An allowance, as determined by the institution for miscellaneous personal expenses, such as cell phone, laundry, clothing, childcare, etc.
$12,286 Living Expenses
An allowance for food and housing costs, as determined by the institution, to be incurred by the student attending the institution on at least a half-time basis.
$3,070 Transportation
An allowance, as determined by the institution, which may include transportation between campus, residences, and place of work.
$35 Average Direct Loan Fees

Other fees & costs that you may incur

  • Transcript request – $5 per transcript
  • Credit by examination – $129 for each exam
  • Payment plan set-up fee – $35
  • Credit for life experience application –$129
  • Credit for life experience assessment – $129 per course
  • Returned check by bank – $25 per returned check
  • Check stop payment fee – $25 per check
  • Late registration fee – $10 per course
  • Payment plan late fee – $25


Cost of Attendance Examples:

Select your living situation and review an estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) breakdown as a student at Montgomery County Community College.

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In-county student living in own residence

An estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, in-county student living in their own Residence, might be:
Tuition & Fees Direct Cost $5,852
Books & Supplies Indirect Cost $1,300
Average Direct Loan Fees Indirect Cost $35
Personal EXP Indirect Cost $2,250
Transportation Indirect Cost $3,070
Living Expenses Indirect Cost $12,286
Total $24,793

Out-of-county student living in own residence

An estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, out-of-county student living in their own Residence, might be:
Tuition & Fees Direct Cost $10,500
Books & Supplies Indirect Cost $1,300
Average Direct Loan Fees Indirect Cost $35
Personal EXP Indirect Cost $2,250
Transportation Indirect Cost $3,070
Living Expenses Indirect Cost $12,286
Total $29,441

Out-of-state student living in own residence

An estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, out-of-state student living in their own Residence, might be:
Tuition & Fees Direct Cost $15,148
Books & Supplies Indirect Cost $1,300
Average Direct Loan Fees Indirect Cost $35
Personal EXP Indirect Cost $2,250
Transportation Indirect Cost $3,070
Living Expenses Indirect Cost $12,286
Total $34,089

In-county student living with parent(s)

An estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, in-county student living with parent(s), might be:
Tuition & Fees Direct Cost $5,852
Books & Supplies Indirect Cost $1,300
Average Direct Loan Fees Indirect Cost $35
Personal EXP Indirect Cost $2,250
Transportation Indirect Cost $3,070
Living Expenses Indirect Cost $6,138
Total $18,645

Out-of-county student living with parent(s)

An estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, out-of-county student living with parent(s), might be:
Tuition & Fees Direct Cost $10,500
Books & Supplies Indirect Cost $1,300
Average Direct Loan Fees Indirect Cost $35
Personal EXP Indirect Cost $2,250
Transportation Indirect Cost $3,070
Living Expenses Indirect Cost $6,138
Total $23,293

Out-of-state student living with parent(s)

An estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, out-of-state student living with parent(s), might be:
Tuition & Fees Direct Cost $15,148
Books & Supplies Indirect Cost $1,300
Average Direct Loan Fees Indirect Cost $35
Personal EXP Indirect Cost $2,250
Transportation Indirect Cost $3,070
Living Expenses Indirect Cost $6,138
Total $27,941


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