Find additional help

Maryland Higher Education Commission

The State of Maryland awards financial aid to more than 57,500 Maryland residents. Students use this aid at Maryland community colleges, independent colleges and universities, private career schools, and the State's 13 public four-year institutions. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), a division of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, awards State financial aid funds.

Programs are classified in one of five categories:

For a complete listing of all State financial aid programs visit


In addition for federal and state aid, apply for as much gift money as possible

Start by using free scholarship searches online:

Find out if scholarships are offered through your high school, local civic organization, and/or your parent's employer 

Important contact information