Costs & Financial Aid

Fall 2014 Costs & Financial Aid

Costs for the SU Bridges program are split between SU and WWCC. Financial aid is available for eligible students through WWCC for the fall semester.

Once students have successfully met placement testing requirements, a non-refundable $300 SU Bridges admissions deposit must be paid by May 1. (Please note: SU Bridges has limited capacity and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.) Program acceptance and payment of the required admissions deposit may be completed in the GullNet student account.

Students pay WWCC for tuition, which is based on their county of residence. Students pay SU for their room, meal plan, program fee (based on state of residency) and orientation. In addition to the direct costs billed by WWCC and SU, students should also anticipate paying for books which are approximately $650 per semester and their own personal expenses.

At least 12 credits must be taken through WWCC, and one course may be taken through SU.

Projected Program Costs for SU Bridges for Fall 2014 MD Resident Out of County (not Wicomico,
Worcester or
Non-MD Resident
WWCC Tuition * 3,360 4,140
SU Tuition * 774 1,815
Bridges Program Fee ** 1,000 1,500
SU Room Fee ** 3,075 3,075
SU Meal Plan Fee ** 2,235 2,235
SU Orientation Fee ** 150 150
Total Direct Cost 10,594 12,915

*Note: WWCC Fall 2014 projected tuition rates are subject to change. WWCC tuition costs are based on a 15-credit-hour schedule. MD Resident Out-of-County students pay $224 per credit hour. Non-MD Resident students pay $276 per credit hour. SU tuition costs are based on a 3-credit-hour course. MD Residents pay $258 per credit hour. Non-MD Residents pay $605 per credit hour.

**Note: Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to make changes to tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University and/or the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Financial aid is processed through WWCC for the fall semester and SU for the spring semester. FAFSA results should be directed to both institutions for financial aid to be processed for the appropriate semesters (Title IV Code: WWCC – 013842; SU – 002091).

To learn more about the financial aid process for SU, please see the following link:

Should a student receive a financial aid award from WWCC that exceeds their WWCC tuition charge, the difference will be processed for the student as a refund check. The proceeds from this check are then applied to the charges from SU including room, meal plan and Bridges program fees. If the expected refund is less than the amount of the student’s SU charges, payment of the remaining cost should be made to SU by the billing deadline of August 1, 2014. Refund checks will be delivered by WWCC to the SU Cashier Office in late August. A student receiving a refund check will need to sign the check over to SU to cover remaining charges. If there is still an excess of funding left after the SU charges are satisfied, SU will process a second check for the remaining refund balance.

Please note: the date of the refund check transfer from WWCC is after the official SU bill due date of August 1, 2014. WWCC and SU will be in close contact regarding the status of financial aid for SU Bridges participants. Students who are paying their SU balance from financial aid proceeds will not be penalized for having outstanding bills past the official bill deadline. However, students who have unresolved financial aid issues or are not planning to utilize financial aid to pay their WWCC or SU charges are held to the official bill due date at each institution. Late fees may apply for those not adhering to the published deadlines.

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