Costs and Aid

At the College of Southern Maryland, we know paying for your education can be stressful. That’s why we do everything possible to make a CSM education affordable for you.

The Cost of College

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If you are a credit or degree-seeking student

CSM is the smart choice. Our annual tuition cost is less than half of a public four-year university in Maryland.

Payment Information

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships and Financial Aid


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If you are a continuing education student

If you are taking classes for workforce training, adult education, or personal enrichment or hobbies, your payment process will be different from students pursuing degrees.

It's easy! You will pay a fixed cost per class. Costs are listed with each course description.

Resources for Continuing Education Students

Making College Affordable

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are money for college based on financial need, academic achievement, specific affiliations, or leadership activities. You must be admitted to CSM and have a processed FAFSA on file.





You must repay loans after graduation, so it is important to choose the right loan for your situation.


Work-Study Employment

CSM student employees consist of "Federal Work-Study students" and "student assistants." Federal Work-Study funds are a type of financial assistance for which you must apply to determine eligibility based on financial need.

Federal Work-Study Student Employment

Payment Plans

We make paying for college easier with the CSM monthly payment plan—a convenient, interest-free way to budget your expenses for credit and continuing education programs. This is not a loan program, so there is no credit check.

Payment Plan Details

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