Maryland residents may be eligible for state-sponsored, need-based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require the FAFSA to be filed before March 1 of each year, while the scholarships typically require a separate application. Visit http://www.mhec.state.md.us/ for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.
Guaranteed Access (GA) Grants
Awards in excess of $14,000 for Maryland students from very low-income families. You must complete and mail a GA Grant application to the state's Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to March 1. Your FAFSA form must be received by March 1st to be considered.
Educational Assistance (EA) Grants
The EA Grant is awarded to students from families with low to moderate income. The average grant for Mount students has been $3,000. Your FAFSA form must be received by March 1st to be considered.