Preparing for College

Going to college, whether at a two-year or a four-year college, gives you more skills and a better chance to succeed.  College students have opportunities to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally, and college graduates make more money.

Maryland is fortunate to have 56 colleges and universities from which to choose  -  colleges that offer every major from accounting to zoology.  In other words, whatever you want to study, you can find it right here at a Maryland college or university. 
Preparation is the key to ensuring your dream of going to college is realized. 

Below are additional resources for students and parents. 

  • MHEC Student Complaint Portal​For College and University students 



If you have a complaint about your student loan servicer and need information on what steps you can take to resolve your concerns you can contact the Maryland Student Loan Ombudsman at .  Student loan servicer problems that the Ombudsman can assist with include: failure by the servicer to communicate with a borrower, errors in crediting principal and interest payments, misapplied payments, inaccurate interest rate calculations, billing errors, loan consolidations or modifications errors, and/or inappropriate collection activity or tactics.