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Financial Assistance

Realize your Potential

Title IV Federal School Code: 002064

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
Financial Assistance (FAD)
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Financial Assistance

A college education is a significant investment an investment in the future.

At the College of Southern Maryland, our Financial Assistance Department staff members are here to help meet your educational goal. Our mission is to offer you the information and services to make college affordable for you. Our office is located at the La Plata Campus in the Administration Building, Room 110. Our regular office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach us by telephone at 301-934-7531, or send us an e-mail at

The process of applying for aid can seem complicated and time consuming, and we want to make it go as smoothly as possible for you. When you call us, our technicians will answer your questions. Our site includes an overview of the aid programs offered at the college and how to apply. Financial aid policies may change because of federal regulation or college decision; therefore, some information at this site may change.

We look forward to helping you meet your educational goals and helping you realize your potential.

If you or your family may not be able to pay for your educational costs, you are encouraged to apply for financial assistance.   To do so, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code for the College Of Southern Maryland is 002064.

Do you have financial aid questions?  If so, check out Financial Aid TV!

Launched in 2008, Financial Aid TV (FATV) provides current and prospective students and families with instant 24/7 access to short videos that discuss important financial aid topics such as:

  • Applying for financial aid
  • Financial aid eligibility
  • Types of financial aid (e.g. grants and loans)
  • Financial literacy
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission Scholarships
  • Education Tax Benefits and Credits

Why wait in line at the financial aid office? Click on FATV to get quick and easy-to-understand answers to many of your general financial aid questions!


Important Dates

Jan. 1 

Earliest date FAFSA forms become available.  Apply online at

Mar. 1

Priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA to be considered for financial assistance during the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). 

Deadline to be considered for any Maryland Higher Education Commission financial assistance.

Mid to Late June
Award notifications for the upcoming Fall & Spring semesters start to be sent to students.  Please note: Award notifications will not be sent before the current Spring semester grades are posted.

November 1 for Fall and April 1 for Spring

If you wish to apply for a Federal Direct or Federal PLUS loan, your loan application, entrance interview, master promissory note, and all other required applications/documents (e.g  FAFSA results, verification documents, etc.) must be received by the Financial Assistance Department

To view specific information about your application or award(s), visit myCSMD.

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