College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Take advantage of new student orientations and student services.
Prepare your semester schedule carefully.
Attend all class meeting times.
Be an active class participant and ask for appropriate help from faculty.
Utilize CSM Student Services resources.
Refer often to class syllabi and my.CSMD online services to stay informed of upcoming deadlines, responsibilities, and status.
Most students require some type of financial assistance to pay for their college expenses. Let our team of experts help you understand the different types of aid available and your eligibility.
What is financial assistance? Financial assistance funding is intended to help students pay for educational expenses: tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses.
Who is eligible for financial assistance? Financial assistance is available to everyone, however, eligibility varies with each funding source.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important first step for many financial assistance considerations and is required for students to receive any federal financial assistance. The FAFSA is used to determine a family's eligibility for financial assistance.
Application forms for the upcoming fall semester usually become available in January. Students should submit the FAFSA between January 1 and Marh 1 to meet the priority deadline of March 1. This allows time for the CSM Financial Assistance Department to process the FAFSA and determine your eligibility for financial assistance. Students submitting the FAFSA after March 1 are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
FACTS is not a loan program, there is no debt, no credit search, and no interest or finance charges assessed on the unpaid balance. There is a $50 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee*. The cost to budget with FACTS is so affordable because payments are made using automatic transactions from your financial institution or credit card. You save the time and expense of writing and mailing checks. The automatic payment helps you budget tuition conveniently while ensuring the college receives dependable and consistent tuition payments.
FACTS - CSM Tuition Payment Plan: To be eligible, you must enroll in at least six (6) credit hours.
*Fee subject to change.
For additional information regarding the FACTS - CSM Tuition Payment Play, talk to your financial assistance advisor or the Busar's / Business Office.