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Financial Aid • List of Maryland Colleges and Universities

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Useful Financial Aid Links

  • Begin your financial aid search here! ( is a free website. Beware of websites that charge fees.
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission ( Official website for information on financial aid from the state of Maryland.
  • FinAid! (
    Learn everything you need to know about the variety of financial aid resources available to students and parents.
  • FastWeb (
    Free scholarship and college search agent that matches your background against its database of over 600,000 scholarships.
  • Embark (
    Tools, scholarship search, and advice to help students and parents master the financial aid process.
  • U.S. Department of Education - Financial Aid page (
    Official website for information on financial aid from the federal government.
  • Maryland National Guard (
    Provides an alternative form of financial aid.
  • The College Board (
    Click on Paying for College!
  • Peterson's/Thomson Learning (
    Features financial aid calculators and search engines for scholarships
  • Maryland529 (
    Formerly known as the College Savings Plans of Maryland, this independent State agency has two plans - The Maryland Prepaid College Trust and The Maryland College Investment Plan managed by T. Rowe Price.

Maryland Colleges and Universities

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Community Colleges

Four-year Independent Colleges and Universities

Two-Year Independent Colleges

Online Colleges and Universities


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