Scholarships and Financial Aid

Non-Credit Student

Workforce Sequence Scholarships

This opportunity, funded be the state of Maryland, provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate program at CSM.  Please click the link for more information on eligible programs, eligibility guidelines, and application.

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Non-credit CSM Foundation Scholarships

The CSM Foundation occasionally receives donations from organizations and individuals who wish to provide financial assistance to our students. When funds are available, CSM offers financial assistance to students who meet specific eligibility criteria and plan to enroll in selected career development training courses which are indicated with the money bag graphic in the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes on a first come, first serve basis. Please click the link for more information on eligibility guidelines and application.

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Federal Assistance using the FAFSA

Federal financial assistance that you may be eligible for after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may not be applied to Workforce Development or Community Education courses because they are non credit continuing education.

Employer Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement

Check with your employer to see if all or part of your educational costs can be paid up front, or if it is possible to obtain reimbursement after successful completion. Please see the Third Party or Employer Paid Registration page for more information.

Veterans Benefits

The following Continuing Education Career Starter Training Programs have received VA approval:

Commercial Truck Driver Training - Class A
Certified Structural Welder
Electrical Helper
Entry-Level Plumber
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Helper
ITS Support Technician
Network Administrator

For information regarding the Career Starter Training Programs, visit or call the information hotline at 301-539-4760.

For information regarding your VA Benefits, visit

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Under the Workforce Investment Act, unemployed and eligible underemployed individuals residing in Southern Maryland may be eligible for the full cost of training and books up to $2,500.  In addition, the Maryland OneStop Career Center that manages WIA funds can offer job search assistance. Contact the Maryland OneStop Career Center in your county of residence for more information:

Charles County
Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation
175 Post Office Road
Waldorf, Maryland 20602 
(301) 645-8712

Calvert County
Louis L. Goldstein Multi-Purpose Center
200 Duke Street, Suite 1400
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
(443) 550-6750

St. Mary’s County
Joseph D. Carter Multi-Service Center
23110 Leonard Hall Dr., P.O. Box 282
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
(301) 880-2800

Free Tuition for Senior Citizens

If you are a Maryland resident, 60 years of age or older as defined by the Social Security or Railroad Retirement Act, you need not pay the course tuition for most courses, if the course has sufficient enrollment to be conducted. However, you are still responsible for all other related costs and fees.