Collectively, Maryland’s colleges and universities offer every type of education 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 over one-third of its residents age 25 and older have bachelor’s degrees or higher, which is among the highest for all states.
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:
To qualify for federal and other sources of 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 Maryland College Aid Calculator to estimate how much you'll need to pay toward your college costs.
Students who attend an approved postsecondary institution and meet the requirements under the GI Bill, may be eligible for these education benefits:
Use Sallie Mae’s School Search Tool to compare colleges and universities on your list.