The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school.
Financial aid is money that helps you pay for higher education. Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have special talents, skills, or who have earned good grades. Need-based financial aid is given to students who demonstrate that they have financial need. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.
Another way to learn more about financial aid programs offered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission is to attend one of the upcoming presentations listed on our "Money for College" (also available in se Espanol) Events Calendar in addition to viewing the videos, "You Can Afford College" (or click the picture below) and Money for College Video Series. You may also order MHEC's financial aid brochures for an overview of the State's financial aid programs.
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, a special release form has 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 Page
This site has been designed to address your questions regarding the financial aid process. The Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help you.
Contact the Maryland Student Loan
Ombudsman at https://www.dllr.state.md.us/finance/consumers/frslombud.shtml
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll Free: (800) 974-0203 (If calling outside of the Baltimore City area)