College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
The following are the Tuition and Fees for CSM. CSM reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees without prior notification.
Effective Fall 2012 semester, tuition at the College of Southern Maryland will increase by $4 per credit for all in-county residents.
For 2013 Summer I & II semesters, payment is due May 7, 2013.
For 2013 Fall semester, payment is due August 14, 2013.
For refunds, please see our Tuition Refund Policy.
January 2014 semester classes begin January 6th and end January 17th. January 2014 semester classes must be dropped the day before class begins to receive a 100% refund.
For Summer I & II 2013 terms: If you register between March 5, 2013 and May 6, 2013, one of the following payment arrangements must be in place at the time of registration.
For Fall 2013 term: If you register between April 22, 2013 and August 13, 2013, one of the following payment arrangements must be in place at the time of registration.
Beginning May 7, 2013, payment is due in the full amount at the time of registration for the Summer I & II 2013 semesters.
Beginning August 14, 2013, payment is due in the full amount at the time of registration for the Fall 2013 semester.
To register or add a class online you must:
Your residency status determines whether you pay in-county, in-state or out-of-state tuition. When you first apply to CSM, the Admissions Office determines your status based on the information you submit on your application. Your initial residency classification can only be changed if you file a Residency Change Form no later than 30 days after the college's determination.
If your residency classification changes while attending CSM, the change form and all required documents must be filed prior to the first day of classes for the term you wish to attend. The change in classification isn't retroactive -- it goes into effect beginning in the term for which you filed. You can only file an application once each term.
The burden of proving you qualify as an in-county or in-state resident rests on you. If you do not provide complete and timely information, your request may be denied.
Read the complete residency policy in the appedicies of CSM's current catalog.
To update your address, telephone or e-mail on file, please complete an Update Contact information Form and bring the form into any of our four campus locations OR mail the completed form to College of Southern Maryland, ATTN: Call Center, P. O. Box 910, La Plata, MD 20646-0910.
beginning Fall 2012
|Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's County Residents||$111/credit|
|Other Maryland residents||$192/credit|
|Credit by examination (not refundable)||$20/credit|
|Combined Fee||23% of tuition amount|
|Application/reapplication Course (each course)||no cost, see course description|
|Graduation, degree or certificate programs|
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if not walking in ceremony
|Letter of Recognition||no cost|
|Laboratory breakage||no cost|
|Certification verification (not refundable)||$20.00/credit|
|Portfolio assessment (not refundable)||$100.00/credit|
|Telecourse/Web course (each course)||$20.00/credit|
|Check returned NSF (not refundable)||$50.00|
|CSM Tuition Payment Plan NSF (not refundable)||$25.00|
|Skills Surveys retake||$25.00|
|Late registration||no cost|
|Replacement of diploma/certificate (form)||$20.00|
|Replacement of CEU document/Letter of Recognition||no cost|
|General course fee||see latest schedule of classes|
|Test Administration||contact the Testing Center for details|
|* Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notification.|
Calculate tuition and combined fees with our Tuition Calculator.
For more information, contact the†Financial Assistance office.
Past due balances will be forwarded to the State of Marylandís Central Collection Unit (CCU). A 17% collection fee will be added to all debts referred to the CCU.
The College reserves the right to administratively withdraw a student for nonpayment, but it is ultimately the students responsibility to withdraw from classes.