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MSMU Agreement Provides FCC Graduates With Tuition Reduction

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Frederick Community College (FCC) and Mount St. Mary’s University (MSMU) are announcing a new agreement to provide FCC graduates a tuition reduction for programs at the MSMU Frederick Campus.

Under the memorandum of understanding, FCC graduates will receive 20 percent off their tuition for the following undergraduate programs held at the MSMU Frederick Campus and through Graduate, Continuing, and Professional Studies: business administration, criminal justice, accounting, and human services.

 “We are proud to partner with Mount Saint Mary’s University to offer our graduates this unique opportunity to further their education at a discounted rate,” FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster said. “Both our institutions prioritize quality education and this new agreement allows FCC graduates to complete their undergraduate degree while staying in Frederick.”

“Mount St. Mary’s University has proudly served adult students in the Frederick community for almost 20 years,” said Carol Z. Rinkoff, Ph.D., MSMU’s dean of Graduate, Continuing and Professional Studies.  “We are honored to offer tuition reduction to successful FCC graduates who wish to continue their academic journey with a bachelor’s degree at the Mount.”

The reduced tuition will be offered starting with the Fall 2018 semester. The reduced tuition rate does not apply to supplies, books, fees, or other costs associated with a program.

MSMU will accept up to 75 total credits from FCC students upon transfer. MSMU provides suggested transfer course guides for all of its Frederick Campus programs to help students with course selection.

The agreement also allows a student to receive the same reduced tuition rate for any future graduate degree enrollment if they enroll in the graduate program directly after completing their undergraduate degree program.

This agreement is one of many articulation agreements that FCC has with nearby universities and colleges to ensure FCC students can transfer to a four-year program with as many credits as possible. FCC currently has articulation agreements for many programs held at the MSMU main campus, including psychology, biology, cybersecurity, fine arts/music, philosophy, theology, communications, history, criminal justice, political science, and English.

For more information about FCC articulation agreements, contact FCC Transfer Resources at 301.846.2471 or For more information about transferring to MSMU’s undergraduate programs in Frederick, contact Janene Petrie, director of accelerated undergraduate programs for the Frederick Campus, at 301.682.4815 or