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Directions to the Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

MHEC is located in the Nancy Grasmick Building, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), next to the east side of the parking facility.  Please enter from the Liberty Street entrance to access elevators directly to the tenth floor.  Planning, Academic Affairs and Research and Finance Policy departments are on the tenth floor.  The Office of Student Financial Aid and Information Systems departments are on the ground floor.

From the Northeast (Philadelphia/New York) or Southwest (Washington, DC):

Take I95 North or South, as appropriate to I395 North, Exit 53. As you merge onto I395, move to the left lane to “Downtown/Inner Harbor”.  I395 becomes Howard Street.  Stay to the left until you pass Camden Yards (stadium) and cross Pratt Street.  After Pratt Street, move to the right lane and go 2 blocks to Baltimore Street.  Turn Right. Half a block on the left is a parking facility.   (Map)

From the West (Frederick/Hagerstown):

Take I70 East to I695 South (Glen Burnie).  Follow I695 South to I95 North.  Follow directions above from the Southwest. (Map)

From the South (Annapolis):

Take I97 North to I695 West, Exit 17A. Follow I695 West to MD Route 295 North (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), Exit 7B. In approximately 4 miles, MD 295 becomes Russell Street. Follow Russell Street and bear around Camden Yards (stadium) as Russell Street becomes Paca Street. Cross Pratt, Lombard and Redwood Streets and turn right on Baltimore Street. Cross Eutaw and Howard Street. The parking facility is in the middle of the next block on the left. MHEC is next to the east side of the parking facility. Please enter from the Liberty St.  entrance.  (Map)

From the North (Harrisburg):

Take I83 South to its terminus in Baltimore.I83 becomes Presidents Street.  Proceed on Presidents Street and cross Baltimore Street. At the next intersection, turn right onto Lombard Street. Follow Lombard Street for approximately 0.8 miles and turn right on Howard Street. Go one block and turn right on Baltimore Street. Half a block on the left is a parking facility. MHEC is next to the east side of the parking facility.  Please enter from the Liberty St. entrance.  (Map)

From the Northwest (Westminster):

Take I795 to I695 East (Towson).  Follow I695 to I83 South (Baltimore), exit 23. Follow the directions above for “From the North”.  (Map)


The parking facility mentioned above is operated by Arrow Garage and is next to the Nancy Grasmick Building (MSDE). Rates are $4 for one hour, $8 for two hours and $12 for all day. There is additional parking located within 2 blocks of the MSDE building on Fayette, Howard, Liberty and Lombard Streets.

Light Rail:

The Light Rail travels from Baltimore County’s Hunt Valley through the heart of Downtown Baltimore to Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie in Anne Arundel County. Seven light rail stops are in Downtown, Baltimore. There is a stop on Howard Street, half a block from the entrance to MHEC. Hours of operation: Mon - Fri 6am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 11am-7pm.

Metro Subway:
The Baltimore Metro runs between Owings Mills and Johns Hopkins Hospital. It operates Mon-Fri - 5am-midnight and Sat, Sun and Holidays - 6am-midnight. The nearest stop to the MHEC entrance is the Metro-Charles Center Station, 2 blocks east.

Location of MHEC entrance on Liberty St. in Baltimore is shown on the right side of picture as you look south on Liberty St. 6 Liberty St

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For additional direction information please call MHEC at (410) 767-3301.


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