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Tuition costs

Financial aid is still available at Anne Arundel Community College. In addition, the college has a no-fee, interest-free payment plan that allows the cost of tuition be spread throughout a term. Payment plans are also available. For information about financial aid, call 410-888-2203 or go to Students can also meet with a financial aid representative on a walk-in basis at the Arnold campus, Glen Burnie Town Center, AACC at Arundel Mills or the Fort Meade Army Education Center.

Hebrew classes

"Elementary Hebrew," a three-credit course, will be offered from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 27-Dec. 16, at Anne Arundel County Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The class will be led by Hanna Yerushalmi, an ordained rabbi with a master's degree from Hebrew Union College in Hebrew letters. Registration and information: 410-777-1955 or go to

Honored for forensics

Anne Arundel Community College has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. The conditional designation means that AACC students enrolled in the college's new cyber forensics associate's degree or certificate programs are receiving training that meets the objectives the center requires of its employees. Students who complete those programs will be eligible to sit for an exam that certifies their digital forensics knowledge and skills. AACC is one of two community colleges in the nation to receive the designation; the other is Howard Community College. The Johns Hopkins University also received the designation.

Cybersecurity scholarship

Barrett and Anne McKown of Edgewater have established a $25,000 scholarship fund at Anne Arundel Community College to help offset tuition and educational expenses of county residents who enroll in cyber-related studies. The couple set up the Barrett and Anne McKown Scholarship for Cybersecurity Study as a fund to allow contributions from the community. Preference will go to a U.S. citizen living in Anne Arundel who is attending a cybersecurity studies program, is enrolled full time and has at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply: Those interested in contributing to the fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation Inc.: 410-777-2515, or

Internship program

Anne Arundel Community College invites employers to participate in its internship program. Students from a broad range of disciplines want real-world experience and mentoring from leaders in business, industry, government, and nonprofit agencies and organizations. For information on how the internships work or to offer an internship, contact the college's internship office at or

Nursing scholarships

Through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive $3,000 scholarships through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The scholarships will benefit county residents enrolled in the college's registered nursing associate's degree program who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office. Information: 410-777-2515 or

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