The Part-Time Grant Program provides funds to Maryland public and independent colleges and universities based on the number of undergraduate part-time students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled in degree-granting programs at specific institutions. Recipients are selected by the institution.
Who may apply?
Part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and students dually enrolled in a Maryland high school and an institution of higher education.
How to apply:
Part-time undergraduates must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or submit the Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) online through MDCAPS (for any applicant who is ineligible to receive federal aid but is eligible for in-state tuition) by March 1.
- Dually enrolled students must contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend to determine eligibility.
When to apply:
It is suggested that you file your FAFSA/MSFAA as soon after October 1 as is possible. Contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend for additional deadlines.
All majors are eligible.
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 part-time (3-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate student. You must demonstrate financial need.
Recipients are selected by the institution.
Eligibility for a Part-Time Grant is based on student financial need, as determined by the FAFSA/MSFAA.
The minimum Part-Time Grant award is $200, and the maximum award is $2,000. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
Renewing an award:
To renew your award, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress at the college you attend and file the FAFSA each year. It is suggested that you file the FAFSA/MSFAA by March 1 each year, or earlier if required by your school. You must also continue to demonstrate financial need. You may be a recipient of a Part-Time Grant for a total of eight years. Your school determines renewal policies.