Continuing Education & Workforce Training
Paying for Courses
Payment is due at the time of registration, by cash, check, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or third-party purchase order.
- To register by mail: Print and fill out the registration form completely. Sign and date the completed form. Payment, along with purchase order, or signed Sponsorship Billing Authorization form must accompany registration form. Mail-in registrations must be received at least one week prior to course start date.
- To register by fax: Print and fill out the registration form completely. Fax registrations must use a credit card for payment. Include credit card type, number, expiration date, and owner's signature on the registration form. MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express accepted. Fax the complete form to 410-827-5852.
Sponsored Billing/Third Party Billing
Employer Billed Tuition and Fees: Advanced payments by company check are welcomed at the time of registration. The College can also bill an employer. Please provide the College at the time of registration, a purchase order or completed Sponsorship Billing Authorization form. Include the employee's name, Social Security number or student identification number, course number and title, and total amount of tuition, fees, and books (if applicable). Also include billing address and signature of person authorizing payment. Students will not be confirmed in their classes until the College receives the above information. The refund/withdrawal policy will apply.
Deferred Payment Plan
A deferred payment plan is now available to noncredit students with a minimum balance of $900 in tuition and/or fees on noncredit courses with a minimum course length of two months.
To participate, students must go to www.chesapeake.edu/ecashier, follow the link to "Nelnet Business Solutions" and select the continuing education plan option. Students must complete the payment plan process before the first day of class.
For more information, contact the Business Office at 410-822-5400, 410-758-1537, or 410-228-4360, ext. 2218 or e-mail to BusinessOffice-WMC@chesapeake.edu.
Some allied health programs offered with other institutions have other financing options available. This depends on the program, and approval is not guaranteed. Please contact Lois Thomas, 410-822-5400 ext. 2234 for more information.
Lifetime Learning - Tax Credit
Expenditures for Continuing Education courses may qualify for the LIFETIME LEARNING TAX CREDIT.
Under this program, a federal tax credit of 20 percent of the first $5,000 paid (up to $1,000) for qualified tuition and related expenses paid during the tax year for all students who are enrolled in eligible educational institutions.
This tax credit—limited by Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)—is available to all students, regardless of age, course-load, program of study, or academic year.
See IRS Publication 970 or instructions for IRS Form 8863 for detailed information.