Maryland State Resources
Collectively, Maryland’s colleges and universities offer every type of educational experience, whether for the traditional college student who goes directly to college from high school, or for students who have already begun their careers and want to learn new skills.
Maryland is proud that nearly one-third of its residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher, which is the fourth highest percentage among all states.

Maryland Higher-Education Agencies

Maryland Higher-Education Institutions

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Savings Plans

State Financial-Aid Programs

Maryland offers a variety of financial-aid programs such as grants, scholarships, and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school:
Important: To qualify for federal and state financial aid, you must file the FAFSA. To ensure priority consideration for Maryland state scholarships and grants, your FAFSA must be submitted online or postmarked by March 1.
Use the Net Price Calculator​ to estimate the net price of attendance at your institution.

Benefits for Veterans

Students who attend an approved postsecondary institution and meet the requirements under the GI Bill may be eligible for these education benefits.


Special Programs

To qualify for in-state tuition, you must have lived in Maryland for:
  • One year for public and independent four-year institutions.
  • Three months for community colleges and private career schools.
  • Other general criteria may apply.

College Goal Sunday.
For help completing the FAFSA, attend College Goal Sunday.
View the status of your Maryland financial-aid application and/or award information.
Calendar: Upcoming Financial Aid Presentations and Events
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