Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Anne Arundel Community College tuition is $3,300 per year for in-district residents. This is 11% more expensive than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 11% cheaper than the average Maryland in-district tuition of $3,727 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 14th in Maryland amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 4th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,346 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,706.

Housing Costs

Anne Arundel Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Arnold area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $10,530.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,262.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $4,830 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to AACC is $21,268 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $24,328. Out-of-state students who don't possess Maryland residence can expect a one year cost of $29,188. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $13,798.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Anne Arundel Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Anne Arundel Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$21,268
   In-District Tuition$3,300
   Other Fees$1,346
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,830
   Books and Supplies$1,262
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$10,530
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$10,738
   In-District Tuition$3,300
   Other Fees$1,346
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$4,830
   Books and Supplies$1,262
Maryland Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$24,328
   In-State Tuition$6,360
   Other Fees$1,346
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$10,530
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,830
   Books and Supplies$1,262
Maryland Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$13,798
   In-State Tuition$6,360
   Other Fees$1,346
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$4,830
   Books and Supplies$1,262


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $24,328 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported AACC net price for in-state students is $13,595* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

35% of Anne Arundel Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $3,965. 29 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,937. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Anne Arundel Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Anne Arundel Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$13,595*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid35%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,965
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants29%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,937

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$12,894
$30,001 to $48,000$13,544
$48,001 to $75,000$15,467
$75,001 to $110,000$17,246

Average Financial Aid Mix - $24,328 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $24,328. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 20% - $3,965

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Anne Arundel Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 23% - $4,581

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 56% -  $10,952

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Anne Arundel Community College
Baltimore City Community College58.5% less expensive
Prince George's Community College23.8% less expensive
The Community College of Baltimore County7.6% less expensive
Howard Community College17.4% less expensive
Chesapeake College28.3% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Anne Arundel Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at AACC is $48,656 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,044 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $22,088**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Anne Arundel Community College.

Maryland Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,180
Maryland Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,164
Non-Maryland Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,610
Non-Maryland Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,594

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Anne Arundel Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Anne Arundel Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$110
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$330
Price per credit hour for Maryland residents$212
Cost for one class for Maryland residents (3 credit hours)$636
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$374
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,122
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,496


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 14% of Anne Arundel Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,581.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Anne Arundel Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $22,088, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $27,406.14. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Anne Arundel Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 35% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,044. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Anne Arundel Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Anne Arundel Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$228.38
Amount Borrowed$22,088.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$5,318.14
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$27,406.14

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend AACC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Anne Arundel Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $27,406.14 would be needed to afford a $228.38 monthly payment in the example $22,088.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Anne Arundel Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,580 to $6,360. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.8%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $48,656.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Anne Arundel Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$31,826$63,651
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$40,618$81,237
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $51,841$103,681
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $60,012$120,024

Tuition History

What was tuition at AACC five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$5,190$9,180 2.4%
2011$5,070$8,970 -5.2%
2010$5,350$9,250 2.3%
2009$5,230$9,040 -3.9%
2008$5,440$9,250 0%
2007$5,440$9,250 3.4%
2006$5,260$8,950 1.7%
2005$5,170$8,860 35.5%
2004$3,816$6,486 3.3%
2003$3,694$6,364 0%
2002$3,694$6,364 0%
2001$3,694$6,364 2.5%
2000$3,604$6,364 5.1%
1999$3,430$6,190 1.8%
1998$3,370$6,190 1.8%
1997$3,310$6,190 0%
1996$3,310$6,190 -0.2%
1995$3,316$6,196 34.6%
1994$2,464$4,576 0.5%
1993$2,452$4,564 -10.5%
1992$2,740$5,380 8.7%
1991$2,520$5,040 13.5%
1990$2,220$4,440 15.6%
1989$1,920$3,840 30.6%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Anne Arundel Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 627 27% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 121 32% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 115 45% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 92 31% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 92 35% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 41 51% costlier
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 31 47% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 30 63% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 30 57% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 24 58% costlier
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 23 62% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 22 55% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 22 49% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 21 38% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 21 33% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 20 47% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 17 53% costlier
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 14 34% costlier
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 81% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 14 44% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 13 53% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 12 46% costlier
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 11 54% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 10 44% costlier
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Associate's Degree 9 43% costlier
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 9 51% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 9 50% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Associate's Degree 7 35% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 6 60% costlier
Management Information Systems and Services, Other Associate's Degree 6 46% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 5 55% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Associate's Degree 3 72% costlier
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 3 31% costlier
Pre-Law Studies Associate's Degree 3 67% costlier
Gerontology Associate's Degree 2 44% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 2 38% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Associate's Degree 2 65% costlier
Chemistry Teacher Education Associate's Degree 1 44% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 46% costlier


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About Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College is a two year community college located in Arnold, Maryland.  Full time enrollment is 3,907 and part time is 9,997.  Anne Arundel Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pky
Arnold, Maryland

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Anne Arundel Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Anne Arundel Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161767 IPEDS survey data.