Grants also known as "gift aid" is typically aid that does not need to be repaid and is given to students who demonstrate financial need.

These grants are funded from many different sources, including:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

All students must complete their FAFSA Application at in order to be considered for both federal and state aid eligibility.  For the 2017-2018 academic year, students will use income information from 2015.


Federal Aid Grants

Most popular programs include, the Federal Pell Grant, which has a maximum award of $5,920 annually for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Maryland Need Based Grants

Over $100 million in need-based grants and merit scholarships through the state’s 22 programs is awarded each year.