New law allows HCC to lower tuition for bordering out-of-state counties

(May 26, 2017) – Thanks to a new Maryland law, residents who live in out-of-state counties that border Maryland will pay reduced tuition, starting this fall.

For Hagerstown Community College, that means that residents in Franklin and Fulton Counties, Pa.; Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson Counties, W.V.; and Loudoun County, Va.; will pay $230 per credit this fall, compared to $246 for other out-of-state counties. This will save these residents $48 on each three-credit course and at least $960 on a 60-credit associate degree.

The law, which began as Maryland Senate Bill 117, was proposed by HCC, sponsored by Maryland Senators George Edwards and Andrew Serafini, and passed unanimously in both houses, before being signed by Governor Larry Hogan on May 25.

Because of local support from the county and leadership of the HCC board of trustees, the college continues to offer low tuition rates to Washington County residents, as well as discounted tuition for high school students.

HCC’s fall classes start August 28. To learn more, visit