State Financial Aid Programs

Now accepting virtual appointments! 
To contain the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the Governor's directive on November 10, 2020, mandatory telework has been invoked for MHEC employees. To schedule a virtual appointment with the Office of Student Financial Assistance for questions concerning state financial aid click HERE.  

 

ATTENTIONStudents may SECURELY UPLOAD their documents for state grants/scholarships directly through their MDCAPS account ​with NEW Electronic Upload Tool
 
Click here for more information​   

Need-Based Grants 

 

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Legislative Scholarships 

 
  

​Career/Occupation-Based Grants & Scholarships 

 
  

Loan Assistance Repayment Programs 

 

Unique Populations 

 
 

Appeals 

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) understands that students experience special circumstances that may cause them to fail to meet certain requirements for receipt of State awards. Therefore, the OSFA has developed an appeal process which allows students, in certain instances, to appeal for (re)consideration of their State award.​ Here you will find the circumstances for which a student may appeal for (re)consideration of his/her State award. Upon receipt of all required documentation, students must allow a minimum of 30 days for the review of the appeal by OSFA.​ For more information, click here​.
  
 

Maryland529 (formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland)

 

 

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