Tuition, Fees & Payment Options

Cecil College offers quality education at affordable rates. Our tuition and fees are extremely competitive and we try to make it easier for you to pay for your education through numerous payment options, including our payment plan.

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Fall 2023 Tuition Rates

The Fall tuition rates listed are in effect for the academic year beginning April 1, 2023, and are subject to change.

Residency Cost
Resident of Cecil County $130.00/credit hour
Other Maryland Residents $243.00/credit hour
Out-of-State Residents $283.00/credit hour

Credit by examination costs vary and are based on residency.


Fee Cost
Course Fee Variable
Consolidated Fee1 $20.00/credit hour
Student Development Fee2 $8.00/credit hour
Payment Plan Fee3 $15.00/semester
1 Supports the costs of registration, student identification cards, the use of physical facilities and equipment, technology, various instructional and support services, and safety and security needs.
2 Supports the costs of student life activities, workshops, student clubs and organizations, graduation costs, and the use of the Fitness Center. Not charged for summer session, senior citizens, or courses taken at a high school.
3 Applies to Fall and Spring Semesters only.

Calculate Your Semester Costs

Our easy-to-use form will help you calculate your total costs for the semester.

Additional Information

  • All tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Students who audit courses are charged tuition at the same rate as students taking courses for credit.
  • Payment is expected at the time of registration. Students must pay in full or sign up for the payment plan. Students receiving Financial Aid must also use the payment plan if awarded amounts do not fully cover the student balance.
  • Course fees partially offset costs to provide various classroom materials and equipment, including instructional equipment, lab and classroom supplies, computer paper, and software.

Payment Options

Credit Card

Students and parents can pay online through the student portal at MyCecil with a credit card (Visa, MC, American Express, and Discover). You are given a user name and password upon registering for classes.


Checks are accepted at the Cashier's Office on the North East Campus and at Elkton Station. eChecks are accepted online at MyCecil.


Cash payments are accepted at the Cashier's Office located on the North East Campus only.

Employer-Paid Tuition

You will be required to present the purchase order, tuition assistance voucher, or letter of intent from your employer at the time of registration. Without this documentation, payment in full at the time of registration will be required to reserve your space in class.

The purchase order, tuition assistance voucher, or letter of intent should include your name, social security number or Student ID#, classes, amount to be paid, semester of enrollment, billing address, and signature of the person authorizing payment.

If your reimbursement documentation states that payment will be made upon completion of class with a predetermined grade, you will be responsible for payment at the time of registration.

Financial Aid

You will be asked to present your award letter issued by the Financial Aid Office to the Cashier at the time of registration. When your aid does not cover all of your tuition and fees, you will be responsible for the balance upon registration. To obtain further information regarding financial aid such as how and when to apply, please refer to the college catalog.

Payment Plan

Payment plans are payable in monthly installments, which vary depending on the enrollment date. Payment plans are available for credit students for the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters. The balance must be greater than $305.00 and the class must be at least 3 months long. The cost for the payment plan is $15.00 per semester and is due at the time of registration. Non-credit students can use a payment plan for certain Allied Health programs. Further information is available by calling a Cashier at (410) 287-1020.