Whether you’re hoping to grow your career or just learn for fun, we offer a tremendous variety of noncredit courses at a fraction of the cost you’d pay at other institutions. Our goal is to offer you an outstanding value – inexpensive courses that lead to outcomes like a higher-paying job, a more fulfilling life and a better future.
As a noncredit student, your costs are calculated by the course and you pay in full at the time of registration.
Costs vary by course, but almost all noncredit courses are affordable, especially relative to similar courses at other institutions. Though subject to change, the price stated at the end of each course description is the total cost, including registration, tuition and supplies, lab or other fees, if any, for county residents. Out-of-county residents are charged additional fees.
Additional Fees for Students Living Outside of Anne Arundel County
$10 per noncredit course
$25 per noncredit course
A business or agency located in Anne Arundel County which pays tuition for a non-resident employee/student, is not subject to the surcharge.
Seniors courses have different pricing structure for Maryland residents 60 and over.
Paying for noncredit courses is part of the registration process. To register and pay, just follow these simple steps:
The available payment methods vary depending on how you register for your noncredit classes. Financial assistance may be available for your noncredit classes.
AACC accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards for all registration methods.
Registrations submitted by mail or in person can include payment by check, e-check or money order. There is a $25 fee for each returned check, and after two returned check fees, you will no longer be allowed to pay by check or money order.
Cash is only accepted for in person registrations at the Records and Registration office on the Arnold Campus.
Some classes are eligible for a noncredit payment plan through Nelnet. Visit the Noncredit Payment Plan page for the lists of eligible classes and a step by step guide for setting up a payment plan.
If an organization is going to pay for part or all of your noncredit course costs (e.g., “grants” or “scholarships” awarded by a company other than AACC), you must submit a hand-signed letter of intent from the company on their official letterhead with your registration form. The letter must include your name, the section ID(s) and term(s) of your noncredit course(s) and the total amount they will pay. Be sure you calculate your total costs correctly for your residency status (see additional fees listed above). Your registration form and letter of intent may be submitted by fax, mail or in person.
Note: A business or agency in Anne Arundel County which pays tuition for a non-resident student is not subject to the out-of-county or out-of-state fee.
New and returning students may register through MyAACC, by fax, mail, or in person. Payment is due at the time of registration.
Payment for noncredit courses is due at the time of registration. AACC accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, check, money order and cash. Cash is only accepted at the Records and Registration office on the Arnold Campus.
No refund will be given after the first scheduled class meeting has started. To receive a refund for a noncredit course that has not started, drop the course by submitting a fully completed registration or drop form by fax, mail, in person at one of our registration sites or through MyAACC. Please call 410-777-2325 with any questions regarding a refund for a noncredit course.
A penalty of $25 is charged each time your check has been returned by your bank. We will resubmit your check only once unless your bank indicates that we cannot resubmit it. Once a check has been returned more than once or you have had more than one returned check posted to your account, you will have to use cash, certified check, money order or credit card for all future payments.