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Welcome to the Financial Aid Office


The Financial Aid Office is here to make higher education more accessible. Our staff is happy to assist students throughout the financial aid process, from the initial submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA), to helping you understand a financial aid award package, or explaining policies and procedures that impact eligibility.

The information on this website serves as a resource to help you through the process of obtaining financial assistance to pay for college. Use the navigation options below for detailed information about the many financial aid opportunities available. The Financial Aid Checklist serves as a helpful reference as you navigate the process.

We are committed to making the financial aid process clear and accessible. Please contact us directly should you have questions. You can reach us via email, phone, or in person.


Contact Information


Phone Icon301.846.2620 (option 1)

Mail Icon[email protected]

Location IconJefferson Hall, 3rd floor

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday* 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Tuesday Hours: The Financial Aid Office will close at 4:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

*Thursday Hours: Open until 6:00 p.m. (January, July, August)

FCC School Code: 002071

Financial Aid News



Consortium Agreement

FCC Financial Aid Consortium is a written agreement between two or more Title IV eligible institutions enabling students to take coursework at different institutions during the same term/semester for the purpose of completing a degree.

Per federal regulations, a student may only receive certain financial aid at one school per term for courses that are applicable to their degree or certificate program.

Under Consortium Agreements for financial aid determination, the “Home School” (the school where the student is enrolled in a degree or eligible certificate program), processes the financial aid award(s) to include the eligible course credits taken at the “Host School” (the school where the student is taking part of his or her program requirements through a consortium agreement to later transfer the course credits to the Home School for degree progression).

Consortium Agreement Guidelines with FCC as the Home School:
  1. Student must be degree seeking at FCC.
  2. Student must be enrolled in at least one course at FCC for the Consortium Agreement term.
  3. Student must have financial aid eligibility as determined by the FAFSA and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards.
  4. Each class taken at the “Host School” must be confirmed as required for the student’s FCC degree program.
  5. The student must complete an FCC Financial Aid Consortium Agreement Form and a Verification of Transferability Registration Form along with proof of registration/payment at the Host School.
  6. Payments to the Host School must be made directly by the student since any FCC financial aid refunds may not become available in time for the Host School’s payment due date. FCC cannot transfer funds directly to another institution on the student’s behalf. 
  7. Consortium agreements do not provide “extra” financial aid; they are simply a way to combine all coursework credits taken by a student in a term toward degree completion at the Home School for Financial Aid determination.   It is the responsibility of the student to use any FCC refunds to pay or reimburse themselves for the bill at the Host School.
  8. Consortium agreements are semester specific.  Therefore, students seeking to participate in a consortium agreement for more than one semester, must reapply each term with a new Financial Aid Consortium Agreement form.
  9. At the conclusion of the consortium semester, students should request their Official Academic Transcript from the Host School be sent to FCC’s Welcome and Registration Center for FCC credit evaluation.
  10. If you meet the above requirements for the Consortium Agreement with FCC as the Home School, then please complete the online form.

Consortium Agreement Guidelines with FCC as the Host School:
  1. The student and the Home School initiates the Consortium Agreement Form or blanket Consortium Agreement to FCC Financial Aid for certification.
  2. Federal and state financial aid can only be awarded by the Home School.  Depending on the Home School’s Consortium Agreement conditions, a student may or may not be eligible for non- federal/non-state awards (i.e.: FCC scholarships, grants, and outside scholarships).
Payments must be made to FCC by the listed payment due date. View FCC Drop Zone Payment Due Dates which may be prior to the student’s receipt of funds/refunds from their Home School.

For more information about enrolling as a visiting student, visit

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student's course of study.

Learn More about the Federal Work Study program.

Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study will be able to take next steps from their PeopleSoft To Do List. Federal Work Study questions may be directed to [email protected].


GPA-SAP Calculators

GPA Calculator

Class Credits Letter Grade

Total Credits: GPA:


Academic Course Completion Rate Calculator

Courses Attempted:
Courses Completed:
Current Completion Rate:  
Semester hours needed:  
New Completion Rate:  


Excel GPA Calculator with Projected GPA



To meet the completion rate requirement for Satisfactory Academic Progress, students must have a completion rate of 66.5 or higher, which rounds up to the 67% requirement, after attempted at least 16 or more credits. Students under 16 attempted credits must have a completion rate of at least 50% (after rounding). Please note this calculator only projects the number of courses/credits required to meet the 67% completion rate requirement.

“Completed Credits” must include all college level courses with a grade of D or higher. Only include credits for developmental courses if you earned a C or higher. Also include courses with “P” or “S” grades. Include all transfer coursework listed on your Frederick Community College transcript. Repeated courses only count once toward your “Completed Credits”.

“Attempted Credits” should be the sum of all credits for all courses on your transcript, whether successfully complete or not. This includes courses with Withdrawal (W), Audit (AU), Failing (F), Incomplete (I), Unsatisfactory (U), In Progress (Z), and clemency (FX or DX) grades. Include all transfer coursework listed on your Frederick Community College Transcript.


The Completion Rate Calculator is an unofficial estimate. Please consult your academic advisor for questions regarding advice on academic planning. Additional information regarding Standards of Academic Progress can be found here.


Here's how GPA works:
Grade Evaluation Quality Points
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Passing 1
F Failing 0

*Grades of "S", "Z," "U", "AU", and "W" are not included in GPA.

Quality points are the numerical equivalent of grades. Grade Point Average is computed by multiplying the numerical value of the grade, by the number of semester credit hours attempted; then, dividing the total number of quality points, by the total number of credits attempted.

The example below represents five courses, three semester credit hours each, with the following grades: Two A’s, one B, two C’s

Grade Earned
Numerical Value of Grade
Semester Credit Hours per Course
Quality Points
A 4 x     3 credits = 12
A 4 x     3 credits = 12
B 3 x     3 credits = 9
C 2 x     3 credits = 6
C 2 x     3 credits = 6
    15 total credits attempted 45 total quality points

15 total credits attempted 45 total quality points
Total of 45 quality points, divided by 15 credit hours attempted, equals a 3.0 GPA



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Net Price Calculator

Explore how to plan and pay for your college education.


Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.

The net price calculator allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.


Please read. This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance - including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses - minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

By clicking below, I acknowledge that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to

Note: Any information that you provide on this site is confidential. The Net Price Calculator does not store your responses or ask for personal identifying information of any kind.