Scholarships and Financial Aid

2023 Greater Waldorf Jaycees Foundation - CSM Foundation Scholarship Recipients
2023 Greater Waldorf Jaycees Foundation – CSM Foundation Scholarship Reception

The process of applying for aid can seem complicated and time consuming. We want to make it go as smoothly as possible for you.

Important: The FAFSA Simplification Act goes into effect with the 2024-2025 award year.

The act represents a significant overhaul of the financial aid application process. Due to these changes, the application open date of 2024-2025 has been pushed back to December 2023. Some changes to expect are:

  • Streamlined FAFSA application
  • Expanded access to Federal Pell Grants
  • Replaced Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with Student Aid Index (SAI)

For Credit and Degree-Seeking Students

Take the first big step and complete your FAFSA. The priority deadline is March 1, but you can apply at any time! Even if you think you don’t qualify for financial aid or don’t meet the priority deadline, you must complete the FAFSA to apply for scholarships through Scholarship Finder at CSM.

Policies and Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions

Types of Aid

Work-Study Federal Student Employment

For Continuing Education Students

Financial assistance is available through the CSM Foundation for all eligible students enrolled in selected workforce training courses.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who meet certain criteria. Scholarships do not include the cost of books or outside expenses. Scholarships are based on funding availability.

Resources for Continuing Education Students

Scholarship Finder

Do you have financial aid questions?

Check out Financial Aid TV

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.

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Phone: 301-934-7531


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