Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant Document Drop-Off Events


WHO:  Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) staff and Maryland students already notified they are eligible for the for the 2019 – 2020 Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant program.


WHAT: MHEC administers State financial aid programs that positively impact students on a statewide basis. One program is the GA Grant, a need-based financial aid program that provides up to $18,600 annually in financial assistance to eligible in-state students.


Many students lose the opportunity to receive State financial aid each year because they fail to submit all of the required documentation.  During the Document Drop-Off events, counselors and college access professionals will be on hand to assist students already notified by MHEC as potentially eligible for the GA grant.  The team will help the student make sure they are submitting the required and accurate documentation needed to complete the student’s application, making them eligible for up to $19,100 annually to attend a Maryland college or university.


To ensure MHEC helps as many students as possible to submit the proper documents before the April 1 deadline, a series of Document Drop-Off events have been planned throughout the month of March and are available to all students who have been notified that they are potentially eligible for the grant.



 Date: March 19, 2019

Institution: Community College of Baltimore County – Catonsville Campus

Address: 800 S Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

Location: Student Services Building, Room 004

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Date: March 21, 2019

Institution: Morgan State University

Address: 1700 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251

Location: Visitor Center, Montebello Complex, Ground Floor

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Date: March 22, 2019

Institution: Hagerstown Community College

Address: 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Location: Career Programs Building, Rooms 211 & 213

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Date: March 25, 2019

Institution: Montgomery College – Rockville Campus

Address: 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Location: Science Building, Rooms 151 & 152

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Use General Parking Lots 10 & 11(white lined spaces)


Date: March 26, 2019

Institution: Anne Arundel Community College – West Campus

Address: 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

Location: CADE Building (West Campus), Room 219

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Use Lots E or F


Students can find a list of their required documents by visiting their MDCAPS account and clicking on their “Check Application Status” at

Students who cannot attend a Document Drop-Off event can still submit their documents to MHEC by April 1, in one of the following ways:


By Mail:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Attention:  GA Grant Verification
6 North Liberty Street, Ground Suite
Baltimore, MD  21201


By email:


By dropping them off at MHEC’s building:

Students may also utilize the drop boxes located at MHEC to leave their documents. The drop boxes are located in the lobbies at 6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 and 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The drop box at the Baltimore Street entrance has 24-hour access.


Again, the Document Drop-Off events are for all students who have been notified that they are potentially eligible for the GA grant and would like assistance to ensure they submit ALL required documents by the April 1, 2019 deadline.


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