Financial Aid - Veterans Information
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits
Eligible students may receive monthly education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for courses taken at Carroll Community College. The benefit amount depends on the number of credits taken and the VA chapter for which the student is eligible.
Benefit checks are sent directly to the veteran from the VA. The student, and not the VA, is held responsible for payment of all College-related expenses. If the veteran is registered for courses, their enrollment certification can be submitted online to the VA Processing Center by the Financial Aid Office beginning as early as 120 days prior to the start of the term. VA processing time for new students may take ten to twelve weeks for the initial claim. Therefore, the veteran should be prepared to pay his/her tuition and fees at the beginning of each term.
Students who are eligible for VA education benefits may also apply for financial assistance from the various federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs referred to in other areas of this site. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 410-386-8437 for more information about how to use VA education benefits at Carroll.
Tuition Waivers for Members of the Maryland National Guard
This tuition waiver policy for members of the National Guard is pursuant to Chapter II, Section 404, of the Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. There is a 50 percent reduction (waiver) in tuition for members of the Maryland National Guard. This waiver is applicable when the following conditions are met:
- Regularly scheduled course space is available;
- The member of the Maryland National Guard is enrolled at the institution; and
- The Maryland Adjutant General has certified that the member of the Maryland National Guard has at least 24 months remaining to serve or has agreed in writing to serve for a minimum of 24 months.
The member of the Maryland National Guard is responsible for all applicable fees (no 50 percent reduction is to be applied for fees). Contact the Cashier's Office at (410) 386-8040 for more information about using this tuition waiver at Carroll.
Tuition and Financial Aid Reporting Resources
- College Scorecard is a planning tool and resource that assists prospective students and their families evaluate their college options.
- College Navigator provides information on tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid and student loan default rates. It also provides a cost calculator and college comparison tool.
- Paying for College lets prospective students enter the names of up to three colleges and reports detailed financial information on each one. Students can also enter actual financial aid award information on the site.