​Howard P. Rawlings Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant

The Howard P. Rawlings​ Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant (CBEAG) program is a need-based financial aid program that is designed to financially assist students that were not considered for the Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant due to not filing his/her Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) by the Maryland state deadline of March 1st. The CBEAG program is a state funded program which allocates funds to participating institutions each academic year to select and award students that are qualified for the CBEAG award. 

Who may apply: Full time degree-seeking undergraduate students
How to apply: Applicants must contact their college’s financial aid office


You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester), degree seeking, undergraduate student.  Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time status.  Students must have filed the FAFSA after the March 1st deadline and be eligible to receive the federal Pell Grant. 


+ COLA Adjustment Figure
- Pell Grant Award
- Other state awards (*See List) 
                            = OSFA Adjusted Need


Students attending four-year institutions will be awarded a CBEAG award equal to 40% of OSFA adjusted financial need. Students attending community colleges will be awarded a CBEAG award equal to 60% of OSFA adjusted need. The minimum annual award amount is $400 and the maximum award is $3,000. 

Should you be offered and accept certain state scholarship awards, your CBEAG award will be recalculated. You may hold the CBEAG with all state awards except the Guaranteed Access Grant, Part-Time Grant and Educational Assistance Grant. 
The total dollar amount of all state awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $28,000, whichever is less.  All financial aid received, including s​tate aid, may not exceed your cost of attendance. 

 Students awarded the last amount of a school’s CBEAG allocation may receive an award for
 less than the minimum annual award amount.     


Renewal of the Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant is not guaranteed.  Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year by the March 1st deadline for consideration of other state grant opportunities. Students should contact his/her institution for reconsideration of the Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant should the FAFSA not be submitted by the March 1st deadline.  

The Campus Based Educational Assistance Grant regulations have been published online under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).  ​


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