Sources of Financial Aid Information
Advisor & Legislator Tools
Maryland Financial Assistance Programs
Federal Student Financial Aid Programs
Learn Your Legislative District
Additional Informative Web Sites
Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS)
Transfer Scholarship Guide for Maryland Community College Students
Student Guide Transfer Among Maryland Colleges and Universities
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street, Ground Suite
Baltimore, MD 21201
(800) 974-0203 Toll Free
Visitors who are hard of hearing, deaf or speech-disabled and who use a TTY or text telephone can contact MHEC via Maryland Relay (Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258).
The Office of Student Financial Assistance
recognizes that in many cases students freely
exchange information about educational progress with
parents and other third parties. In order to
facilitate that process, special release forms have
been developed that allows OSFA personnel to share
certain information about student progress with
parents and other third parties. This form must be
signed by the student and can then be returned to
the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Release of Information (FERPA)
Federal Student Aid Information Center
There are helpful websites that can provide you with information and assistance in your search for financial aid information. Some of these are:
- The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Homepage http://studentaid.ed.gov/
- The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Public Page http://www.finaid.org
- Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) http://www.nationalservice.gov/
- The Peterson Education Career Center http://www.petersons.com
- The College Entrance Examination Board and Educational Testing Service http://www.collegeboard.org/
- The Central Scholarship Bureau http://www.central-scholarship.org/
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Scholarship Program http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/scholarshipsloans/index.html
- National Center for Learning Disabilities Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships http://www.ncld.org/about-us/learning-disability-scholarships-awards/anne-ford-allegra-ford-scholarships
The Student Guide and Funding Your Education. The United States Department of Education will mail information about federal student aid programs and how to apply for them. http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
Paying Less for College, Peterson’s Guide. Step-by-step advice on how to apply for financial aid
College Costs and Financial Aid Handbook, College Board. Detailed listing of financial aid opportunities and costs at various types of schools
Don’t Miss Out: The Ambitious Student’s Guide to Financial Aid, Anna Leider and Robert Leider. Describes financial aid process; provides information about major financial aid opportunities.
The Graduate Scholarship Book, The Complete Guide to Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans for Graduate and Professional Study, David Cassidy. Provides information on over 1,600 scholarships and awards arranged within broad areas of graduate study.
Free Money for Graduate School: A Directory of Private Grants, Laurie Blum. Lists financial aid opportunities available through a variety of resources.
Minority Students, Disabled Students, Military Personnel and their Families
Directory of Financial Aid for Women, Gail Ann Schlachter. Lists over 2,000 sources of loans, scholarships, internships and grants.
Directory of Financial Aid for Minorities, Gail Ann Schlachter with Sandra Goldstein. Lists over 2,250 entries with granting agencies that include private foundations, government and other public agencies, professional associations, honor societies, and other special institutes.
Financial Aid for Minorities, Garrett Park Press. Six small booklets that address financial aid for students with any major as well as specific majors.
Financial Aid for the Disabled and their Families, Gail Schlachter and David Weber. Identifies over 950 sources of financial aid designed exclusively for the disabled, their spouses, parents and children.
Need A Lift? The American Legion Service for Young People. Gives emphasis to opportunities available to children of deceased and disabled veterans.