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February 2008 Press Release







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.


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