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Maryland Higher Education Commission

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

State Financial Assistance Programs & Applications

STUDENT AWARD AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Eligible students are notified via e-mail by MHEC to create an online MDCAPS account to view their award offer(s). Students must accept their award(s), submit any requested documents, and confirm/update their housing status and the institution that they plan to attend. MHEC has provided the Office of Financial Aid with a listing of students who have been awarded and those who have accepted their state award(s) so that the funding can be applied to student's account which can be viewed in WEBSIS.

MHEC and the University may adjust or cancel your award(s) at any time during the year based on the receipt of updated information. Information that may impact your eligibility for state awards includes:


Housing status - on campus, off-campus, or with parents (changes must be updated in MDCAPS)
Enrollment status - full-time, half-time or less than half-time
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standing
Verification status/outcome - changes to your FAFSA


It is the responsibility of the student to respond promptly to any and all requests for additional information from the Office of Financial Aid and MHEC. Students are required to update their  MDCAPS account if and when their housing status changes. Failure to do so may result in the adjustment or cancellation of some or all of your state award(s).

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.

CREDIT COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

If you received either the GA, EA, and/or CB-EAG for two years since the 2015-2016 academic year, you are required to successfully complete at least 30 credits during the 2018-2019 academic year in order to receive your full (non-prorated) renewal award for the 2019-2020 academic year and thereafter. If you successfully complete at least 24 credits but less than 30 credits at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, your award will be prorated (reduced) in the 2019-2020 academic year. Credits earned in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms of an award year all count towards the 30 credit requirement. click here for more information.

For information regarding Early FAFSA click here

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS


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)