State Financial Aid Programs

ATTENTION Students may SECURELY UPLOAD their documents for state grants/scholarships directly through their MDCAPS account ​with NEW Electronic Upload Tool
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The Office of Student Financial Assistance is not accepting visitors at this time. 
 To contain the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the Governor's directive on November 10, 2020 mandatory telework has been invoked for MHEC employees. For questions concerning state financial aid please email us​

Need-Based Grants


Legislative Scholarships


​Career/Occupation-Based Grants & Scholarships


Loan Assistance Repayment Programs

Unique Populations


The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) understands that students experience special circumstances that may cause them to fail to meet certain requirements for receipt of State awards. Therefore, the OSFA has developed an appeal process which allows students, in certain instances, to appeal for (re)consideration of their State award.​ Here you will find the circumstances for which a student may appeal for (re)consideration of his/her State award. Upon receipt of all required documentation, students must allow a minimum of 30 days for the review of the appeal by OSFA.​ For more information, click here​.


Maryland529 (formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland)