Payment is due at the time of registration, by cash, check, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express), Deferred Payment Plan (completed within 24 hours of registration) or third-party purchase order.
- To register online: Check the online registration page for more information on how to register online for many of Continuing Education’s classes. Please note, not all classes are eligible for online registration. Search and Register for CE Courses.
- 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.
Find out more about registering for Continuing Education courses.
Scholarships are Available
Mid-Shore Community Foundation Workforce Training Scholarship
The Mid-Shore Community Foundation is committed to helping members of the local workforce pursue post-secondary education or advance their careers. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, they have one of the largest scholarship programs in the region. Scholarships are available for both high school graduates continuing their education at an eligible institute of technology, vocational school, trade school, or career college that awards academic degrees or professional certifications, as well as for adults in the workforce who wish to develop or enhance their skills through accredited seminars, workshops, and courses like this one.
The Mid-Shore Community Foundation administers a pooled scholarship program that allows local students to apply for multiple scholarships by completing one online application. Scholarships are awarded almost exclusively to students who demonstrate financial need. To get started, visit their Application Page here. Remember, the application period closes at midnight on February 14, 2019!
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
The Maryland Workforce Sequence Scholarship is an award given to non-credit students who:
- live in Maryland, or have graduated from a Maryland high school and/or
- are an active duty member of the U.S. Military stationed, residing, or domiciled in Maryland.
Recipients can use the awards towards tuition, fees, and associated costs of attendance for eligible Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate Programs.
Through June 30, 2019, our eligible programs are as follows:
Students are eligible for an award up to $2,000 a year, for up to a total of two scholarship programs.
TREES Scholarship for CNA/GNA Students
TREES stands for Training, Recruitment, Education, Employment, and Support. The TREES mission is “To Make a Difference in the lives we touch through Training, Recruitment, Education, Employment, and Support with compassion, care and commitment.”
If you are a CNA or GNA student, please download the current scholarship application—which includes a competitive essay section—complete and return to Lisa Widmaier at email@example.com.
The Upper Shore Network of American Job Centers serves Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Counties, offering a variety of services to local residents, including career training scholarships. Stop by one of their locations to see how they can help you pay for courses.
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 $355 in tuition and/or fees on noncredit courses with a minimum course length of two months. To sign up, visit NelNet online through the link below.
Start making payments through e-Cashier. Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.
Advantages: Easy online enrollment, Monthly payment plan, Flexible payment options, No interest
Payment Methods: Automatic bank payment (ACH), Credit/debit card
Cost to Participate: $25 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee (ACH & credit/debit card), $2 enrollment fee for an immediate full payment, $30 fee if a payment is returned
Enrollment Dates: Please check with the Business Office for current semester availability. NOTE: All down and full payments are processed immediately!
e-Cashier Availability: Availability of e-Cashier is determined by Chesapeake College. Please be aware the college may elect not to have e-Cashier available during specific times and dates during registration.
Please do not assume your balance will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or a class is dropped or added. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Business Office of any change, however, the Business office reserves the right to make adjustments as necessary. You should review your agreement balance by logging into NelNet (link for continuing education) or call the Chesapeake College Business Office at 410.822.5400 ext. 2244 to confirm the change.
Have additional questions on how the payment plan works? Refer to the "Having difficulties? Check our FAQs." link on the homepage for NelNet Business Solutions.
NelNet Business Solutions
For additional help, please call NelNet at 800.609.8056.
Customer service representatives are available Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm (CST), and Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
For more information, contact the Business Office at 410-822-5400 x2244, 410-758-1537, or 410-228-4360, ext. 2244 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 is 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.