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Maryland College Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Maryland Grants

Maryland Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant This grant is need based. Maryland residents who meet the income and grade requirements are encouraged to apply. You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and complete and file the Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant application by March 1. Applications may be submitted after March 1, but will be considered on a funds available basis. The amount of the grant will be the student's financial need, ranging from a minimum of $400 to a maximum award of $13,800.

Maryland Educational Assistance (EA) Grant This grant is need based. You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards are based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The amount of an EA Grant equals 35 percent of the financial need with a minimum of $400 and a maximum grant of $2700.

Maryland Part Time Grant Program If you and your parents are Maryland residents, and you are studying part time (6-11 credits), you may be eligible for the Maryland Part-time Grant. Your FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and March 1. The minimum grant is $200 and the maximum is $2,000. For more information about the requirements and application procedure, go to

Maryland Loans

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program (LARP) Maryland residents providing public service in Maryland State or local government or nonprofit agencies in Maryland to low income or underserved residents are eligible to apply. Fill out a LARP General application. Third year law students should file the LARP General Application, as well as the Pre-Graduation Law Application. There are other requirements for this program.

Central Scholarship Bureau - Maryland The Central Scholarship Bureau helps Maryland students with both a number of scholarships and interest-free loans. Contact the CSB through their website at

For more information on Maryland State scholarships, grants and loans, please visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

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