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Maryland Higher Education Commission

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

State Financial Assistance Programs & Applications

ALERT! Upcoming changes that may impact your ability to renew your Educational Assistance (EA) Grant or Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant Programs beginning with the 2018-2019 award year click here for more information.

For information regarding Early FAFSA click here


Click on the appropriate program name. Then scroll to the bottom of the program web page to access the program's application and conditions of award information.

Need-Based Grants

Howard P. Rawlings Program of Educational Excellence Awards:
Guaranteed Access Grant
Educational Assistance Grant
Campus-Based Educational Assistance Grant
2+2 Transfer Scholarship 
Part-Time Grant
Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program


Legislative Scholarships

Delegate Scholarship
Senatorial Scholarship


Career/Occupation-Based Grants & Scholarships

Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program
Nurse Support Program II - Hal & Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship 
Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students 
Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program 
Service Obligations

Loan Assistance Repayment Programs

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program (LARP)
John R. Justice Grant Program-
Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Foster Care Recipients (MLARP Foster Care) 
Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians (MLARP)
Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP)

Unique Populations

Jack F. Tolbert Memorial Student Grant Program
Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program
Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship 
Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients
Tuition Waiver for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Tuition Waiver for Maryland National Guard
Tuition Waiver for Students with Disabilities

Maryland529 (formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland)