The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs
in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students
who want to further their education beyond high school.
Financial aid is money that helps you pay for higher education.
Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have
special talents, skills, or who have earned good grades. Need-based
financial aid is given to students who demonstrate that they have
financial need. Financial aid can come in the form of grants,
work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other
Another way to learn more about financial aid programs offered by
the Maryland Higher Education Commission is to attend one of
the upcoming presentations listed on our "Money
for College" (also available in
Espanol) Events Calendar in addition to viewing the videos
"You Can Afford College"
(or click the picture below) and the
Money for College Video Series.
This site has been designed to address your questions regarding
the financial aid process. The Office of Student Financial
Assistance is here to help you.