State Aid

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) offers a variety of scholarships and need-based grants to eligible Maryland residents.  They process the applications and select the recipients for their aid programs.  Then they send us their recipient lists and ask us to verify that students meet all their eligibility requirements before we disburse those awards.  Many, but not all their aid programs require applicants to submit a FAFSA every year.  Many of them also require additional MHEC applications, and many of those applications steps must be completed in their MDCAPS system.  

(For Undocumented and DACA students who can't submit a FAFSA because they don't meet the FAFSA's citizenship requriements MHEC offers an alternative Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA).  Login into MDCAPS to complete that application.)

Review the list of MHEC Aid programs for TU students below, or review MHEC's full list here.

MHEC Need-Based Grants 

MHEC Legislative Scholarships 

​MHEC Occupation-Based Awards 

MHEC Unique Populations 

MHEC Loan Assistance Repayment Programs 

MHEC Appeals 

The MHEC Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has an appeal process which allows students who meet certain requirements to appeal for (re)consideration of their state awards.​ For more information, see MHEC Aid Appeal Process​.

Other State Programs

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG)

The Washinton D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, up to $10,000 annually at public colleges.  Funds are limited. Apply early.

  • Review the eligibility requirements, which include DC residency requirements, age limits, and other requirements.  You must be pursuing your first bachelor’s degree.
  • Complete the DC OneApp by June 30, to receive priority funding.  They process applications received after June 30 on a funds available basis.
  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Submit all the DC OneApp supporting documents.

MHEC Programs Not Available at TU

The following MHEC programs are not available at TU.