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Harford Community College and Harford County Public Schools sign agreement to extend dual enrollment program

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Harford Community College President Theresa B. Felder and Sean Bulson, superintendent of Harford County Public Schools, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to continue the dual enrollment program where certain county public high school students may enroll in courses to earn college credit.

“The dual enrollment program benefits our students by saving them time and money as they pursue a college education or workforce training,” Felder said. “The revised [memorandum] reduces the out-of-pocket expenses for students even further. Our hope is that families who may have limited their participation in the past because of financial reasons may now be able to access this opportunity.”


This agreement is only for credit courses. The institutions plan to develop another memorandum to lower out-of-pocket expenses for non-credit courses.

For eligible students:

  • Harford Community College will waive 25% tuition per credit hour for college credit courses.
  • Harford County Public Schools will pay 25% tuition per credit hour and textbook costs for college credit courses.
  • Students will pay the remaining 50% per credit hour for college credit courses.

Harford County Public School students may qualify for a tuition discount if they meet the following criteria:

  1. The student has a 2.0 unweighted cumulative grade-point average to date and 90% attendance for the current or previous year; or,
  2. requirements may be waived due to extenuating circumstances.

Harford County Public Schools will identify students who qualify for the tuition benefits based on the student enrollment options.

To meet the college’s eligibility requirements for credit courses, students must meet course prerequisites as detailed in the Harford Community College catalog. The school system selects who will be eligible to join the program when they apply.