Securely Uploading Documents
New MDCAPS Feature ! Students may now submit documentation to the Office of Student Financial Assistance
(OSFA) as required for certain state grant/scholarship programs, online through
their Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) account.
How do I upload my documents in MDCAPS?
Log in using your
MDCAPS username and password.
On the homepage click
“Electronic File Upload”.
Select the “Academic
Year” for which you are uploading document(s) for.
Select the “Document
Type” you are uploading as it appears in the drop down menu.
Click “Choose File”
to select the file(s) you want to upload from your computer.
If you are uploading
more than one file repeat steps 3-6.
Once you have
uploaded your file(s) the type of document(s) you uploaded will display at the
bottom of the page.
8. Click “View
Application Status” at the top of the “Electronic File Upload” page in MDCAPS to
view the “Status” of each document you successfully uploaded.
A status of “Submitted” means your documents
were uploaded successfully.
A status of “Accepted” means MHEC has reviewed
your document and the documentation is acceptable.
A status of “Rejected” means MHEC has reviewed
your document and the information you provided is incomplete. You will receive
a notification from our office informing you why the document is incomplete.
Documents uploaded through MDCAPS are
All files must be in
PDF, jpg, png, doc, or docx format.
Please note: After uploading your file(s) you will
see a document status of “Submitted”. Once MHEC has reviewed your file(s) the
document status will change from “Submitted” to “Accepted” or “Rejected”
on the Check Application Status page
in MDCAPS. Please allow up to 14 business days for your file(s) to be updated
to “Accepted” or “Rejected”.
Important Guidelines for Submitting Documents
To ensure that documents are
processed properly, prior to submitting your documents, follow these steps:
Verify that all
documents are clear, legible and
Verify that each
paper submitted contains your MHEC ID
If you submit an
unofficial transcript, the transcript must
include your full name and name of the
high school or institution.
Please be aware that
the Office of Student Financial Assistance does
not return submitted documentation.
Click here to be redirected to your
MDCAPS account to begin uploading.