MARCH 1 IS FAFSA DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS
WHO WILL APPLY FOR
FOSTER CARE TUITION WAIVER
Annapolis, MD (February 23, 2007) – The deadline to file the
FAFSA for students who will apply for the Foster Care
Tuition Waiver is March 1.
To be eligible, students must complete the FAFSA,
available electronically at
www.fafsa.ed.gov, or pick up
paper copies of the form from libraries or high school
Other eligibility requirements include having resided in a
foster care home in Maryland at the time the student
graduated from high school or successfully completed a
general equivalency development examination (GED); or the
student must have resided in a Maryland foster care home on
their 14th birthday and were then adopted after the 14th
birthday. The Department of Human Resources must also
confirm that the student is eligible for the waiver. The
student must enroll as a degree-seeker at a public two-year
or four-year higher education institution in Maryland on or
before age 21.
If approved, the student will have tuition and fees not
covered by grants and scholarships waived. The student
should contact the financial aid office at their college to
determine their eligibility for the waiver.
For more information, visit
www.mhec.state.md.us or call
1-800-974-1024 or 410-260-4565.