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Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Scholarships and tuition assistance, including COVID emergency relief funds, are available for eligible non-credit students for training that leads to employment, licensure, industry certification or job skill enhancement. Read and fully complete the Universal Non-Credit Tuition Assistance Form and submit at least three weeks before the class start date. We will work with you to find the best scholarship and/or tuition assistance to meet your needs. All decisions are contingent upon the availability of funds.

The Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship is available through the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Designed to provide a maximum award of $2000 financial assistance to students enrolling in an MHEC-approved non-credit certificate program offered at CCC, this award helps students obtain training that leads to employment, licensure, industry certification, or job skill enhancement.

To apply, contact Beth Rosko Lee at blee@carrollcc.edu or 410-386-8096.

Scholarship awards of up to 90% ($2,000 maximum) are approved for the following Workforce Training Certificates:

Applicants must:

  • Be a Maryland resident or a graduate of a Maryland high school.
  • Be ineligible for other financial aid (state/federal) or other aid that would cover full program cost.
  • Be a first-time applicant.
  • Be enrolled in the full MHEC-approved Workforce Development Sequence related to job preparation, licensure or certification, or job skill enhancement.

Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Funds from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund are available to assist students whose finances and/or employment has been impacted by COVID-19 to participate in programs leading to industry licensure or certification.

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships may be available for eligible individuals pursuing certain Workforce Training Certificates that lead to licensure or certification.

Any applicant who plans to enroll at the College as a non-credit Continuing Education applicant in a sequence of non-credit courses that leads to licensure or certification must complete the Promise Non-Credit Application online through the MDCAPS portal and meet all other requirements for consideration of the Promise award.

For more information, all eligibility details, state deadlines and a link to the Promise Non-Credit Application, visit Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships.

The deadline to complete the application for Continuing Education applicants is a rolling deadline for each academic year. Applicants should monitor the MHEC website for updates concerning the final deadline date for the academic year.

Tuition assistance may be available for eligible non-credit students.

To be eligible for non-credit tuition assistance, you must:

  • Be a Carroll County resident
  • Be over 16 years of age
  • Be applying for a career-related course
  • Earn low-to-moderate income
  • Not be receiving tuition assistance from any other source (employer, social security, senior citizen waiver, BERC, DORS, etc.)

You will be required to provide proof of income and residency, and provide copies of:

  • Previous years’ Federal Income Tax Return and/or W-2s
  • 2 most recent pay stubs
  • All documented forms of income (i.e. food stamps, alimony, etc.)
  • Proof of residency (an envelope mailed to your Carroll County address)

If you meet these preliminary eligibility requirements, contact Beth Rosko Lee at blee@carrollcc.edu or 410-386-8096 for more information.

Additional Resources

To continue our support for small business during COVID-19, Miller scholarship awards may cover up to 100% of course costs for all  classes and workshops designed for small businesses through Dec. 31, 2021 or until funds are depleted.

Complete the Miller Resources for Entrepreneurs Scholarship Fund Application and email it to Beth Rosko Lee at blee@carrollcc.edu

Become a Miller Client at no cost to you or for advice on courses for your specific business, contact Tom Mazerski, Director, Miller: Resources for Entrepreneurs at 410-386-8393 or tmazerski@carrollcc.edu

Miller: Resources for Entrepreneurs Scholarship Fund Eligibility:

  • Must be a Miller client. If you are not a Miller client, contact Tom Mazerski at the email above. Miller client services are free to Carroll County residents and small business owners.
  • Applicant must reside in Carroll County and business entity must operate in Carroll County.
  • Applicant must have no outstanding balance with Carroll Community College.
  • Applicant may be responsible for repayment of any award for failure to attend and/or successfully complete class(es).
  • Only small business classes (signified by MSB or SBA in the course number) qualify for Miller- Resources for Entrepreneurs Scholarship funding
  • Award total may include up to a 100% of the cost, contingent on availability of funds.
  • One owner per organization in the same class.
  • Up to three classes per fiscal year per person.

If you are currently not working, you may be eligible for training support. Contact Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center at 410-386-2820 before you register for training for best access to resources (possible tuition, books, uniforms, etc.) depending on your individual circumstances.

Certain career training may be approved for Veterans Education Benefits. For more information, call Continuing Education and Training at 410-386-8100.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high demand, high growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their MyCAA funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the MyCAA Scholarship. Students are responsible to verify eligibility of programs through MyCAA. The links below take you to the external MyCAA portal. You may have to bypass a security certificate to visit the site due to strict security settings in force by the Department of Defense. This is normal for certain military websites and is safe to access. All information entered must match DEERS and Military ID Card.

MyCAA Scholarship Home

Registration Fact Sheet

To qualify for a payment plan, your tuition and fees must total $200 or more in the same term. The payment plan requires 25% down with four or six monthly payments depending on cost, using a checking account or a MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit card.

  • Call the Continuing Education and Training office at 410-386-8100 to sign up for your training. Instructions will be sent by email to set up the payment plan to complete the class registration process.
  • Enrollment is only available online.
  • For more information, call 410-386-8040 or email cashier@carrollcc.edu.

Medical Assistant Training is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for Pell Grant funding. Eligibility is determined through completion of the FAFSA. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 410-386-8437 or FinancialAid@carrollcc.edu.

Carroll County employers, Maryland State Government agencies, and local governments and municipalities may pay for any Continuing Education classes for their employees or clients by presenting a purchase order, voucher or letter of authorization for billing, or by paying by credit card or check at the time of registration. Carroll County employers are encouraged to have an In-County Tuition Agreement on file. All other entities are required to remit payment by credit card or check at the time of registration.

Individuals with total and permanent disabilities may be eligible for tuition waivers for continuing education instruction designed to lead to employment, including life skills instruction. The tuition waiver may be applied to courses listed in the Career and Professional Training section of this schedule.

Students must obtain a Certification for Tuition Waiver form available here, at the Cashier’s Office or by calling 410-386-8040 verifying total and permanent disability and receipt of disability or retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration, the Railroad Retirement Board or from the individual’s federal retirement or pension authority. Students must register in person and submit the completed certification form.

Qualified students are responsible for paying all associated course fees.