October 2009 Press
release: October 7, 2009 Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
Communications: (410) 260-4511
Student Guide to Higher Education and Financial Aid in Maryland booklet
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
“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.,
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.