A Student Guide to Higher Education & Financial Aid in
This guide will help you find the courses and the college you
want, offer some information on scholarships and other forms of
financial aid, direct you to military programs that offer
tuition assistance or scholarships, and help you find a private
career school that will give you the job skills you need.
You may download the printed version of the
in English or
College 411 (PDF) in Spanish. The information in the pamphlet
is contained in the links below.
Colleges and Universities
Where they are.
What they teach. How much they cost. Their admission
standards and what programs are available at each public and
private institution in Maryland.
Academic Common Market
If a major is not available in Maryland, you may be able to
study in another state -- without paying non-resident tuition
In addition to GI Bill
assistance, the Armed Forces have scholarship programs geared
toward preparing future officers.
Service academies select students from every state. How to
apply to the Army, Navy, and Air Force academies, plus the Coast
Guard and the Merchant Marine Academies.
Private career schools
teach job skills in a variety of fields such as cosmetology,
data processing, mechanics, and secretarial work.
College is a big
investment. But there is often money available to help
students pay for college. The state has an extensive array
of financial aid programs for students who go to college in