Garrett College Enacts Border State Tuition Rate

Garrett College has enacted a border state tuition rate for the four West Virginia and two Pennsylvania counties that border Garrett County. The rate — $235 per credit hour — is a $35-per-credit-hour reduction over the out-of-state rate the college normally charges and applies to residents of Somerset and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania and Preston, Tucker, Mineral and Grant counties in West Virginia.

Cumberland News-Times reports,

Richard Midcap, college president, said the college is seeking to expand access to postsecondary education to the residents of the affected counties.

“While our primary mission is to serve Garrett County residents, we want to be as accessible as possible to other potential students from neighboring states,” said Midcap. “A resident of one of these counties can use this rate to save about $2,100 in tuition while earning an associate degree from Garrett College.”

A new state law authorizing lower tuition rates at Maryland community colleges for residents of counties contiguous to Maryland counties with community colleges was championed by Sen. George Edwards and Del. Wendell Beitzel, who represent Garrett County.

The Admissions Office is available at or by calling 301-387-3044. Potential students may also go to to learn more about programs, residence housing and other areas of interest.

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