Things to Know:
How to Pay for College

Did you know that Maryland has the second highest student loan debt rate in the country? Find out more.

Learn more about 10 Ways to Pay for College.

CSM also offers the FACTS monthly payment plan which enables you to more easily afford education expenses. FACTS gives you a convenient, interest-free way to budget education expenses. Instead of having to pay tuition at the beginning of each semester, you may budget tuition and fees for four (4) months for the Fall and Spring semesters and up to two (2) months for the Summer sessions. Because FACTS is not a loan program, there is no credit search, and no interest assessed on the unpaid balance. Enroll in CSM's Tuition Payment Plan now!


Time for Your Program review

While trying to register after reaching your 18th or 36th credit, you may see this error message. If you see this message, you will need to meet with an Academic Advisor before you register. Plan ahead! Review your evaluation online and bring your desired course names and six-digit section codes with you to your advising visit.

Register NowFall 2015 Classes Are Filling Up Fast! Be Sure to Register!

View the class schedule and register for your classes to get your preferred schedule! Then, you can relax the rest of the summer!

Fall 2015 Terms
• Fall Semester (full term): September 2 - December 16
• Fall Minisession I: September 2 - October 21
• Fall Minisession II: October 26 - December 16

Graduating This Summer?

Graduation is not automatic, it requires the completion of paperwork. Please visit Academic Advising by August 1 to complete a graduation application. The 2015-16 Commencement Guide is available with complete commencement information. It is free to graduate. However, if you plan to participate in the January ceremony, there is a fee for cap and gown.


New Walk-In Academic Advising HoursAdvising Has New Walk-In Hours!

Effective June 1, the Walk-in Hours changed for La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses. See our expanded walk-in schedule.

La Plata, Leonardtown,
and Prince Frederick:

Regular Walk-In Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday and Thursday: 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Waldorf Center for Higher Education:

Regular Walk-In Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Schedule your advising appointment
in July.

Due to peak registration, academic advising offices at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses move to an all walk-in status in August to maximize the number of students that advisors see during this busy time.

Waldorf Center for Higher Education Closures:

Saturday, August 1
Saturday, August 8
Saturday, August 15
Monday, September 7

No CSM classes will be impacted due to the center's closing.


Twilight Performance Series

The first Twilight performances begin this month!


Performance begins at 6:45 p.m

August 5 - CSM Children's Theatre Presents: Sneetches


Tuesdays, all performances begin at 6:45 p.m.

July 14 - Bruce Swaim Jazz Quartet
July 21 - Dave Chappell Band
July 28 - With Lying Eyes
August 4 - CSM Children's Theatre Presents: Sneetches


Thursdays, all performances begin at 6:45 p.m.

July 23 - "The President's Own" Marine Jazz Combo
July 30 - Navy Band Cruisers
August 6 - CSM Children's Theatre Presents: Sneetches

View the full schedule now.

Words of Wisdom from sophomore pursuing
an associate's degree:

Words, Wisdom and Lasting Memories of a CSM Spring 2015 Graduate

CSM love letter—Final words and wisdom
from CSM student Brandon Scott:

To CSM. With Love

Mother, aspiring nurse, and SGA president always
finds time to share fun with family:

Summer Time!

Tuition IncreaseTuition Increase for Fall 2015 Semester

Tuition will increase for the Fall 2015 semester by $5 per credit for in-county students ($120 per credit in-county students, $207 per credit for out-of-county students, and $268 per credit for out-of-state students).

"CODE GREEN" Fridays Continue Through July 31

CSM is saving energy this summer with "CODE GREEN" Fridays. Now through August 1, all administrative offices at CSM will close at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays during this time.

All classes, the St. Charles Children's Learning Center, and Kids' and Teen College programs are operating on a normal schedule.

Public Safety and Preparedness personnel will also remain on campus.

Thanks for your understanding!


In partnership with the College of Southern Maryland Environmental Sustainability Committee.

Tutoring Services Available!

Get extra help with that difficult chapter or assignment! See the tutoring schedules for all three campuses.


Complete Your FAFSA Now!

Have your Financial Aid in place so that you may register for fall classes! After submitting your FAFSA, updates may be seen in your my.CSMD account.


BeyondChanges on
Campus this Fall!

Part of your fall college experience will be a new look on campus! While educating students is the primary goal, CSM's impact can be felt far "beyond" the classroom. Keep your eye out for giveaways, including T-shirts and magnets. The new look will include an all-new CSM website, light post banners, and advertising. We look forward to taking your college experience "beyond" the ordinary this fall!