Tuition and Fees

At CSM, 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 following tuition and fees schedule is effective Fall 2023 through Summer 2024. The college reserves the right to adjust this tuition and fees schedule without prior notification.

Credit Tuition (Fall 2024 - Summer 2025)

Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's County residents $140/credit
Other Maryland residents $245/credit
Out-of-state residents $335/credit
Credit by examination (not refundable) $20/credit

Continuing Education Tuition (Fall 2024 - Summer 2025)

Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's County residents See continuing education schedule of classes.
Other Maryland residents $5 more / course
Out of State residents $10 more / course

General / Course Fees (non-refundable)

Combined fee** 25% / tuition amount
Course specific fee See Online Services for course info.
Electronic book fee (Note: An E-Book fee may be applied to your course. For more information or to opt-out, see Direct Digital Access) Cost varies; See Online Services for course info.
Admissions / reapplication fee Covered by combined fee
Registration fee Covered by combined fee
Student activities fee Covered by combined fee
Technology fee Covered by combined fee
Non-returned Equipment / Supplies fee Item replacement cost

Student Accounts Fees (non-refundable)

Payment Plan enrollment fee $50 / semester
Returned Payment Fee $25
Payment Plan missed payment fee $25
Academic Clemency $40
CSM ID card Covered by combined fee
CSM ID card replacement $25
Collection fees (SCCU referral) 17% of outstanding balance

Prior Learning / Examination Fees (non-refundable)

Certification Verification $20 / credit
Credit by Examination $20 / credit
Academic Clemency $40
Test Administration (CLEP, WorkKeys, Placement Test retake, etc.) Contact the Testing Center for details.

Graduation / Credential Fees

Graduation and commencement fee (Note: Graduates may need to purchase a cap and gown if participating in commencement) No cost
Letter of Recognition No cost
Replacement of Diploma / Certificate (Order here) $20
Replacement of Continuing Education Certificate / Letter No cost
Official Transcript $5
Unofficial Transcript No cost

** Every student taking a credit or continuing education course is required to pay a combined registration fee. For credit students, the combined fee includes the registration fee, campus fee, technology fee, and student activity fee. For continuing education students, the combined fee includes the registration fee, campus fee, and a technology fee, but not a student activity fee. The student activity fee portion of the combined fee enables the college to provide many extracurricular and co-curricular benefits to students. Each spring the Student Government Association (SGA) allocates the money for student activities, student clubs and organizations, and student services. Students are then able to take advantage of these activities and services for free or at a reduced cost. Students learn about upcoming activities through promotions posted on campus, bulletin boards, the HawkTalk student newsletter, and the college website.

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