Montgomery College’s Position on Tuition Rates for Students
As the community’s college, Montgomery College is proud to provide open access, higher education for everyone striving to meet their full potential. The Montgomery College Board of Trustees sets tuition rates annually, in accordance with Maryland law. Montgomery College adheres to all laws and regulations regarding information we submit to receive state aid.
Montgomery College provides in-county tuition rates to all recent Montgomery County Public School graduates. Students who have not graduated from an MCPS high school within the last three years must prove residency status to receive in-county or in-state tuition rates.
Delegate Pat McDonough represents Baltimore and Harford Counties, not Montgomery County, so he obviously does not understand the admission policies and student enrollment of Montgomery College. It is difficult to understand why he would not contact anyone at the College to request an explanation rather than propose using taxpayer money for an unnecessary investigation. Delegate McDonough clearly has misconstrued assumptions about Montgomery College, one of the most diverse community colleges in the country.
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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.