MARCH 1 IS FAFSA DEADLINE FOR
WHO WILL APPLY FOR
FOSTER CARE TUITION WAIVER
Annapolis, MD (February 11, 2008) – The deadline to file the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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. Students may also
obtain a paper FAFSA by calling 1-800-433-3243.
Other eligibility requirements include having resided in an
out-of-home placement 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 an out-of-home placement in Maryland 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 public 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.