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Financial Assistance

Realize your Potential

Title IV Federal School Code: 002064

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
Financial Assistance (FAD)
fadasst@csmd.edu
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7531

Grants

Grants at CSM are based on financial need and generally do not have to be repaid. To apply for these, you must be admitted and CSM must have a processed FAFSA on file. Currently the following grants are available:

Federal Pell Grants: Generally awarded to undergraduate students who are financially needy and who have not earned a bachelorís or graduate degree. More detailed information on the Pell Grant is available on the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who have not earned a bachelorís or graduate degree. Priority is given to students to submit a FAFSA to CSM prior to March 1. More detailed information on the SEOG Grant is available on the Federal Student Aid website.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant : For students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11. Must be ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell funds. Must have been less than 24 years old or enrolled at least part-time at an institution of higher education at the time of the parentís or guardianís death.  More detailed information on this grant is available on the Federal Student Aid website.

Maryland Guaranteed Access & Educational Assistance Grants: These grants provide assistance to Maryland residents demonstrating financial need, enrolled full-time per semester, and pursuing an associate degree program. Recipients must make satisfactory progress as determined by the college. Priority is given to students to submit a FAFSA to CSM prior to March 1.  Additional information on these grants can be found on the MHEC website.

Maryland State Part-Time Grants: This program provides grant assistance to Maryland residents demonstrating financial need, taking between 6 and 11 credits per semester, and pursuing an associate degree program. Recipients must make satisfactory progress as determined by the college. Priority is given to students to submit a FAFSA to CSM prior to March 1. Additional information on this grant can be found on the MHEC website.

CSM Grants: These grants are offered in varying amounts depending on need. Recipients of CSM grants must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program and maintain a college cumulative grade point average above the probation level as defined in the college catalog. Priority is given to students to submit a FAFSA to CSM prior to March 1.

Maryland State Campus Grants: This program provides grant assistance to Maryland residents, Pell recipients,  taking at least 12 credits per semester, and pursuing an associate degree program. Recipients must make satisfactory progress as determined by the college. Priority is given to students to submit a FAFSA to CSM after March 1.