Costs and Financial Assistance
The cost of participating in ECAP is the responsibility of AACPS for eligible students, as defined by the Maryland law through the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. Eligible AACPS affiliated home-schooled students or students that attend partnering private school can take classes at a 25% discount.
Students who are eligible have:
- AACC tuition paid by AACPS for district approved credit-bearing, non-credit career certificate or license program or non-credit courses that are a part of certificate programs related to a school’s signature program.
- Registration, lab, parking, activity, and other miscellaneous fees are the responsibility of AACPS
- Assigned books, supplies and materials that are necessary to complete a course, such as, art supplies will be the responsibility of AACP.
- AACC Bookstore will ship required course materials directly to AACPS students who have submitted approved ECAP Forms to the AACC cashier.
Students who are not eligible under Maryland law through the Blueprint for Maryland's Future may still be eligible for Financial Assistance.
- Students who are eligible in AACPS for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs), are eligible to have AACC tuition paid by AACPS for district approved credit-bearing or non-credit courses that are a part of certificate programs related to a school’s signature program for up to four courses per year.
- Registration, lab, parking, activity and other miscellaneous fees are the responsibility of the parent/guardian or eligible student.
- All fees must be paid at the time of registration. A separate bill for the tuition will be sent by AACC on behalf of AACPS.
- Qualified ECAP participants may apply for financial assistance through the AACC Financial Aid Office.
Early College Access Grant
Maryland public high school students who enroll in ECAP and demonstrate financial need can also apply for the Early College Access Grant. This $200 grant can help pay for the registration fees, general student fees, lab fees and tuition.
The application for this grant will be emailed to your MyAACC email account once the FAFSA is received and the AACC admissions office declares your intent to be an Early College Access student. Grant money is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. Students approved for an Early College Access Grant in the fall do not need to reapply for the spring.
You can get started now and complete your FAFSA. Be sure to list AACC as one of your schools using the AACC Federal School Code 002058.
Email any questions about your FAFSA or the Early College Access Grant (ECAG) to email@example.com.