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With more than 50% of McDaniel students coming from the state of Maryland, we strongly encourage you to maximize your financial aid options by applying for state grant opportunities.

Take advantage of these options:

  1. Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant: A GA grant is for a graduating Maryland high school senior with a 2.5 GPA meeting certain income requirements. For 2020-21, the GA maximum award was $19,100. To receive the Guaranteed Access Grant, your FAFSA must be filed by March 1.* *Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
  2. Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP): As part of a partnership with the state, McDaniel will provide a matching grant to eligible Maryland students who receive a Guaranteed Access (GA) grant from the State and who enroll as a new undergraduate student.
  3. The CollegeBound Urban Scholars Program (CUSP): CUSP provides financial support, internships, and networking experiences for Baltimore City public school students. Urban Scholars receive annual scholarships of up to $10,000 throughout four years of college and are chosen through a competitive process which includes an in-person interview.

Deadline for State Grants

Mar 1

Final FAFSA Deadline for State Grant Eligibilty