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October 2009 Press Release



For immediate release: October 7, 2009                                    Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
                                                                                                             Communications: (410) 260-4511



Student Guide to Higher Education and Financial Aid in Maryland booklet released


Annapolis, MD (October 7, 2009) - One of the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s most popular publications is being sent out to Maryland’s high schools this week.

College 411: A Student Guide to Higher Education and Financial Aid in Maryland contains concise and valuable information on all of Maryland’s two- and four-year public and independent colleges and universities including enrollment figures, tuition and fees, housing costs, types of degrees that are awarded at each institution (associates, bachelor’s or master’s, graduate’s), entry requirements and application deadlines. It also features each campus’ website, phone number and mailing address.

Additionally, the guide provides information on what academic degree programs are available at every institution in the State. It also details how to obtain financial assistance, with information about each scholarship or grant MHEC’s Office of Student of Financial Assistance (OSFA) administers as well as application procedures.

“The College 411 guide is a an easy-to-use publication that is invaluable to Maryland students, counselors, parents and others who are either seeking a degree in higher education or a profile of a Maryland college or university that fits them best at this time,” Secretary of Higher Education James E. Lyons, Sr., said.

Governor O’Malley’s and Secretary Lyons’ letters of support to students considering going to college are included in the guide.

“As we work to navigate our State through this national economic downturn, properly informing your family through this exciting, but challenging time in your lives is essential and this guide will help you do just that,” Governor O’Malley writes to students.


The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as an advocate for more than 337,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.






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