Financial Aid for students participating in the FTP Program is administered by the Community College of Baltimore County.
Figuring out how to pay for college can be tricky, especially when two schools are involved. That’s why it’s important to learn how to pay for your time in the Freshman Transition Program as soon as possible. To learn more about the FTP financial aid basics watch this video.
To ensure proper application of financial aid to your balance, please follow these steps carefully:
If you are a Maryland resident and have already applied for state aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), after you decide to enroll in FTP you must notify MHEC of your decision by logging into their MDCAPS system and changing your selected college to CCBC. If MHEC has already awarded you aid, your MHEC aid may decrease based on CCBC’s lower costs, and the MDCAPS system should tell you how much your award(s) will change.
College Promise Scholarship: The Maryland Community College Promise and CCBC College Promise scholarship programs are not available to students enrolled in the Freshman Transition Program. These programs are only intended for students who intend to complete an Associate’s Degree in-full at the community college-level before moving on to a 4-year university or full-time employment.
If offered the Maryland College Promise scholarship through MDCAPS, do not accept the award. Accepting this award without fulfilling the program’s requirements (i.e. completing a 60 credit Associate’s Degree in-full at community college) will result in the student being required to repay these funds to the state.If you have applied for or have been awarded a private scholarship, make sure to notify the awarding organization to send all funds to the CCBC Bursar’s Office. If Towson University receives your private scholarship, it will be returned to the awarding organization.
Freshman Transition Program
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
Estimate your semester expenses.
As a community college, CCBC is unable to package aid like a university. Therefore, CCBC is unable to mail financial aid award letters. To estimate how much aid you will receive with the program, please refer to your Student Aid Report and your MHEC account. You may use this information to estimate how much your remaining bill will be by using the FTP Expense Worksheet.