How do I pay for this?
The resources listed on this page may be able to help you finance your education or training; however, access to funding is not guaranteed and may be subject to eligibility requirements. Never assume that you can automatically access any of these resources. Take the time to research your options and ask questions.
Current Students? Check with your school’s financial aid office to learn about other scholarships, grants and forms of assistance.
Education Commission’s Guide to Higher Education and Financial Aid in Maryland (College 411)
Information on scholarships and other forms of financial aid
There are many ways to pay for college, but first you have to figure out how much it will cost. Use these tools to help you.
Federal Student Aid
Information from the U.S. Department of education on funding education beyond high school
Need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students
Additional Funding Sources
List provided by the Maryland Higher Education Commission
State financial assistance programs and applications
Veterans’ Benefits in Maryland
Students who attend a postsecondary institution that has been SAA approved and meets the requirements under the G. I. Bill, may be eligible for education benefits.
The home for all educational benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Special scholarships may be available for people relocating for BRAC
Financial Aid Resource Publications from the U.S. Department of Education
Funding education beyond high school
Workforce Investment Act
The State List of Occupational Training eligible for funding through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). This State List includes more than 800 occupational programs offered by over 90 institutions
If you are currently working, check with your employer’s human resources office to find out if your employer offers tuition assistance.
- Factoid 1: Employment data show a very strong relationship between how much education people have and how much they earn. Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that Americans with bachelor's degrees earn 64 percent more than Americans who do not have education beyond a high school diploma.