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Program Requirements

To qualify for most federal and state student aid programs, students generally must meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate Financial Need: For need-based federal student aid programs, show financial need.
  • Citizenship or Residency Status: Must be a U.S. Citizen or National, a U.S. Permanent Resident, a Citizen of the Freely Associated States (the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau), or another eligible non-citizen.
  • Social Security Number: Have a valid Social Security Number (exceptions apply for students from the Freely Associated States mentioned above).
  • Education Credentials: Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (such as a GED).
  • Enrollment Status: Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program and be enrolled at least half-time to qualify for Direct Loan Program funds.
  • FAFSA Certification: Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form which includes affirmations that you are not in default on a federal student loan, do not owe money on a federal student grant, and will use federal student aid for educational purposes only.
  • Educational Qualifications: Show that you are qualified to obtain a college or career school education through your academic record.
  • Loan Default and Academic Progress: Not be in default on a federal student loan and maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school.
  • Additional Conditions: Additional eligibility criteria may apply for non-U.S. citizens and students with criminal convictions.

These guidelines ensure that aid is allocated to eligible students in a fair and equitable manner.

Federal & State Financial Aid

  • Pell grant
  • Subsidized loans
  • Unsubsidized loans
  • Parent PLUS loans
  • Maryland Tolbert grant
  • DORS
  • Veterans education benefits
  • MyCAA

Financing Options


  • Federal and state financial aid
  • In-house payment plans
  • Private loans
  • Scholarships

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of scholarship offerings

Federal Student Aid Application

  • Go to
  • Login with your FAFSA ID or create one.
  • Complete your FAFSA
  • Enter our federal school code: 042040

We’ll contact you when we receive your application.
You can also schedule a meeting to get help completing your FAFSA.

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