Maryland Residents should apply for aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission
(MHEC). Both students and parents must be residents of Maryland. Some MHEC aid programs
only require the FAFSA, but many require additional applications.
a) Many MHEC aid programs require you to submit a FAFSA by March 1.
After you file your FAFSA, if your FAFSA gets selected for verification, please follow
the Verification Instructions to complete the process as quickly as possible. We can't offer aid to selected students
until verification is complete.