A Student Guide to Higher Education & Financial Aid in Maryland


This guide will help you find the courses and the college you want, offer some information on scholarships and other forms of financial aid, direct you to ​military programs that offer tuition assistance or scholarships, and help you find a private career school that will give you the job skills you need.  

Colleges and Universities
Where they are.  What they teach.  How much they cost.  Their admission standards and what programs are available at each public and private institution in Maryland.

Academic Common Market
If a major is not available in Maryland, you may be able to study in another state -- without paying out-of-state tuition rates.

Military Education Programs
In addition to GI Bill assistance, the Armed Forces have scholarship programs geared toward preparing future officers.

Military Academies
Service academies select students from every state.  How to apply to the Army, Navy, and Air Force academies, plus the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine Academies.

Private Career Schools
Private career schools teach job skills in a variety of fields such as cosmetology, data processing, mechanics, and secretarial work.

Financial Aid​
College is a big investment.  But there is often money available to help students pay for college.  The state has an extensive array of financial aid programs for students who go to college in Maryland.​

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