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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Tuition and Fees

The following are the Tuition and Fees for CSM. CSM reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees without prior notification.

IMPORTANT: Tuition & Fees

Effective Fall 2014, tuition at the College of Southern Maryland will increase by $2 per credit for all in-county residents.

Tuition Worksheet FY15 Online


For refunds, please see our Tuition Refund Policy.

Payment Due Date Details

Payment due date for 2015 January Term:† †December 11, 2014
Payment due date for 2015 Spring Semester:†† January 7, 2015
Payment due date for 2015 Summer Session I:†† May 5, 2015
Payment due date for 2015 Summer Session II:†† June 17, 2015

Payment Policy During Pre-Registration Period:

2015 January†Term: If you pre-register for classes between October 20, 2014 and December 10, 2014
2015 Spring†Semester: If you pre-register for classes between October 20, 2014 and January 6, 2015
2015 Summer Session I†: If you pre-register for classes between March 4, 2015 and May 4, 2015
2015 Summer Session II†: If you pre-register for classes between March 4, 2015 and June 16, 2015

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.
  1. Pay a minimum of 20% down.
  2. Submit a FAFSA and the results must be received by CSM.
  3. Sign up for the†CSM Tuition Payment Plan with the Bursarís Office.
  4. Submit tuition assistance paperwork to the Bursarís Office.

Payment Policy for Registrations After Payment Due Date:

2015 January Term: If you register on or after payment due date which is December 11, 2014
2015 Spring Semester: If you register on or after payment due date which is January 7, 2015
2015 Summer Session I: If you register on or after payment due date which May 5, 2015
2015 Summer Session II: If you register on or after payment due date which June 17, 2015

You must:

  1. Pay in full on-line using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.
  2. Pay by cash, check or money order in person by visiting a convenient campus location.
  3. Have sufficient approved and processed financial aid to cover any outstanding balance.
  4. Enroll in the†CSM Tuition Payment Plan on-line.† Modifications to an existing payment plan can be emailed to
  5. Have approved and processed tuition assistance paperwork to cover the balance. Paperwork can be emailed to


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.

Tuition & Fees


beginning Fall 2014
Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's County Residents $115.00/credit
Other Maryland residents $198.00/credit
Out-of-state residents $256.00/credit
Credit by examination (not refundable) $20.00/credit


Combined Fee 23% of tuition amount
Application/reapplication Course (each course) no cost, see course description
Graduation, degree or certificate programs
if walking in ceremony
no cost
if not walking in ceremony
no cost
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
Academic clemency $40.00
Transcript no cost
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.

Tuition Calculator

Calculate tuition and combined fees with our Tuition Calculator.

Financial Aid

For more information, contact the†Financial Assistance office.


Delinquent Accounts

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.