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College of Southern Maryland G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

Will You go to College of Southern Maryland for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?

How much will attending College of Southern Maryland cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for College of Southern Maryland.

Why is the G.I. Bill® Important?

G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if College of Southern Maryland's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.

Attend College of Southern Maryland as a Veteran and Walk Away With at Least $4,425

Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (assuming you fully qualify), we expect your yearly benefits to exceed your cost to attend College of Southern Maryland by at least $4,425.

Veteran Sticker Price$22,901
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$27,326
Total In Your Pocket$4,425

Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by College of Southern Maryland will be fully covered. You will not need to rely on a Yellow Ribbon award or institutional aid to cover these costs.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$6,870
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$6,870
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations

If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While College of Southern Maryland participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

College of Southern Maryland awarded a total of $3,619 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 11 veterans for an average award of $329 ($658 after government matching).

The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at College of Southern Maryland. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.

Degree LevelDivision or SchoolMax Number of StudentsMax Contribution (after matching)Tuition After Max Contribution

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $229, College of Southern Maryland falls below the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$229 per creditis below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$294 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Almost all public colleges treat full-time non-resident veterans as in-state students. You should check with College of Southern Maryland to see if that policy is true for part-time students as well.

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what College of Southern Maryland thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $4,654. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$14,802
Post-9/11 Benefit$19,456
Total In Your Pocket$4,654
A MHA of $2,432 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what College of Southern Maryland estimates your expenses to be ($1,229).

Supplies Expenses$1,229
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$229
Not Happy With This College? Is College of Southern Maryland not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
College Factual is not affiliated with the Department of Defense or any Military Service.

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