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 2013, tuition at the College of Southern Maryland will increase by $2 per credit for all in-county residents.
For refunds, please see our Tuition Refund Policy.
Payment due date for Summer I 2014 term: May 7, 2014
Payment due date for Summer II 2014 term: June 18, 2014
Payment due date for Fall 2014 term: August 13, 2014
Payment Policy During Pre-Registration Period:
Summer I 2014 term: If you pre-register for classes between March 3, 2014 and May 6, 2014
Summer II 2014 term: If you pre-register for classes between April 14, 2014 and June 17, 2014
Fall 2014 term: If you pre-register for classes between April 21, 2014 and August 12, 2014
You must complete one of the following payment arrangements.† These payment arrangements will hold your classes during the pre-registration period until the designated payment due date.
Payment Policy for Registrations After Payment Due Date:
Summer I 2014 term: If you register on or after payment due date which is May 7, 2014
Summer II 2014 term: If you register on or after payment due date which is June 18, 2014
Fall 2014 term: If you register on or after payment due date which August 13, 2014
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 appendices 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 2013
|Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's County Residents||$113.00/credit|
|Other Maryland residents||$195.00/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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|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)||$25.00|
|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 student's responsibility to withdraw from classes.