Maryland

Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant​

The Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students currently enrolled as high school seniors who will complete a college preparatory program or a student who graduated prior to the current academic year who provides written documentation explaining why they were unable to attend college within one (1) year of graduating from high school.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ga1718.aspx

 

Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance (EA) Grant

You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester), degree seeking, undergraduate student. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time status. You must demonstrate financial need. All applicants are ranked by Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC is based on information reported on the FAFSA. Students with the lowest EFC are awarded first.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ea.aspx

 

Howard P. Rawlings Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant

The Howard P. Rawlings​ Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant (CBEAG) program is a need-based financial aid program that is designed to financially assist students that were not considered for the Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant due to not filing his/her Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Maryland state deadline of March 1st. The CBEAG program is a state funded program which allocates funds to participating institutions each academic year to select and award students that are qualified for the CBEAG award.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_cbeag.aspx

 

2+2 Transfer Scholarship

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_2_plus_2.aspx

 

Part-Time Grant

Part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and students dually enrolled in a Maryland high school and an institution of higher education.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ptgrant.aspx

 

Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program

Degree-seeking graduate and professional students.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_gradprof.aspx

 

Delegate Scholarship

Current high school seniors and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_delegate.aspx

 

Senatorial Scholarship

Current high school seniors and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_senatorial.aspx

 

Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program

The Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program encourages members of the fire-fighting, ambulance, and rescue organizations serving Maryland communities to pursue credited courses that lead to a degree in fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_fire.aspx

 

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

In May 2005 the Health Service Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) approved the funding of 0.1% of regulated patient revenue for the use in expanding the pool of nurses in the State by increasing the capacity of nursing schools in Maryland. Funding for the Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship (referred to hereafter as Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship) is provided by the Nurse Support Program (NSP II).

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_NSPII.aspx

 

Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students

Non-residents of Maryland who attend a two-year or four-year public institution in Maryland.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_nonresnurs.aspx

 

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

The Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, social work, and public service.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_WSSAG.aspx

 

Annual Service Obligations

The recipient of a career-based and or occupational grant/scholarship award is required to begin employment within the State of MD one year after degree completion, as outlined in the recipients signed promissory note. The recipient’s employment must be in an occupation directly related to the eligible program of study at the time the recipient accepted the award while enrolled at a post-secondary institution.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_service.aspx

 

Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients

The Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients is available to foster care youth who are enrolled as a candidate for an associate, bachelor’s degree or vocational certificate at a Maryland Public institution of higher education. The purpose of Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients is to provide financial assistance to foster care youth.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_fostercare.aspx

 

Tuition Waiver for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

The Maryland Tuition Waiver for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth is available to unaccompanied homeless youth who are enrolled as a candidate for an associate, bachelor’s degree or vocational certificate at a Maryland Public institution of higher education. The purpose of the Tuition Waiver for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth is to provide financial assistance to unaccompanied homeless youth.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_homelessyouth.aspx

 

State Tuition Waiver (STW) National Guard

The State Tuition Waiver is available for Soldiers and Airmen attending a “Partners in Education” institution. In order to apply, Soldiers and Airmen download the State Tuition Waiver form, have their Unit Commander sign the letter, and turn the completed document in to the finance office of their school. Most discounts range from 25% to 50% per semester.

http://military.maryland.gov/NG/Pages/tuition-assistance.aspx

 

Community College Tuition Waiver for Students with Disabilities Receiving SSI or SSDI

Students receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_disabilities.aspx