State Financial Aid Programs

Staff is Back in the Office - Please call 410-767-3300

To schedule a virtual appointment with the Office of Student Financial Assistance for questions concerning state financial aid click HERE.  


ATTENTIONStudents may SECURELY UPLOAD their documents for state grants/scholarships directly through their MDCAPS account ​with NEW Electronic Upload Tool
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Need-Based Grants 



Legislative Scholarships 


​Career/Occupation-Based Grants & Scholarships 


Loan Assistance Repayment Programs 


Unique Populations 



The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) understands that students experience special circumstances that may cause them to fail to meet certain requirements for receipt of State awards. Therefore, the OSFA has developed an appeal process which allows students, in certain instances, to appeal for (re)consideration of their State award.​ Here you will find the circumstances for which a student may appeal for (re)consideration of his/her State award. Upon receipt of all required documentation, students must allow a minimum of 30 days for the review of the appeal by OSFA.​ For more information, click here​.

Maryland529 (formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland)