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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

Scholarship Finder FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a deadline to apply for scholarships with CSM?
Yes, the priority deadline is May 31.  This means decisions will begin after that date and continue until funds are no longer available. The committee anticipates decisions will be made prior to the Fall payment due date.

How do I apply for scholarships at CSM?
To apply for scholarships at CSM, visit the Online Scholarship Finder.

What do I need to Log-in to the scholarship application?
You will need a CSM Student ID Number for your log-in and you will create your own password.  To receive a CSM student ID number you must complete our Admissions Application.  If you are unsure of your CSM Student ID Number you can visit any CSM campus library to obtain a valid CSM OneCard (please bring a valid photo ID).  If you completed your Admissions Application today you will receive your Student ID Number within 10 business days on your Acceptance Letter from CSM.

I forgot my password, how can I reset it?
Log-in with your CSM Student ID Number and click on Forgot My Password, an email will be generated and sent to you with your password.  This is the only way to get you password, it is system generated.

Do I need to send Transcripts for each scholarship I apply for?
No, if you are a High School Senior or a Transfer student you are required to submit one Official Transcript to the Development Department at our La Plata Campus. 

College of Southern Maryland
Development Office
ATTN: CSM Online Scholarship Finder Coordinator
P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646

* Please be sure that your official transcript is addressed to the attention of the CSM Online Scholarship Finder Coordinator.

What if I am a current CSM student, do I need to submit an Official Transcript?
No, by completing the Scholarship Application you are authorizing CSM to review your academic information.

What additional documentation will I need to submit with the scholarship application?
Depending on the individual scholarship requirements you may need an essay or other documents attached to your scholarship application.  You can upload these documents once you complete your scholarship application or send them to the Development Department at the La Plata Campus.  

College of Southern Maryland
Development Office
ATTN: CSM Online Scholarship Finder Coordinator
P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646

*Please be sure to address all correspondence/documentation to the attention of the CSM On Line Scholarship Coordinator

I can not access the scholarship application from my Browser.
To access CSM Online application you must have INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 or higher.  If you have any technical questions please contact the CSM Help Desk at 301-934-7740 for assistance.

I entered my information on the scholarship application but when I logged back in nothing was saved.
CSM's Online Scholarship Finder  will time out if you do not save your work as you proceed through the application process.  Please save your work often to avoid losing you information.

I completed my scholarship application before the deadline, how will I be notified of my award status?
You will be notified by mail whether or not you have been chosen to receive a scholarship.

How do I check on the status of my scholarship application?
Once you apply at CSM Online Scholarship Finder you will need to wait to receive you letter from the scholarship committee to inform you of their decision.  The Financial Assistance Department at CSM will not have specific information available prior to Scholarship Committee decisions.  You can access your specific scholarship application information if you log back into CSM 's Online Scholarship Finder to view the scholarships you applied for.

Who can I contact if I have general questions about scholarships CSM offers?
For general questions you can contact the Financial Assistance Department at the La Plata Campus at 301-934-7531.