Maryland State Grants

The Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Office of Student Financial Aid administers three need-based grants for Maryland residents attending the College. State awards from these categories will reduce a student’s need based McDaniel Grant. They are:

  • The Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant
  • The Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant
  • Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grants
  • Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP) Grant -- Please visit Institutional Grants.

For detailed information and application materials visit

The deadline for applying for these grants is March 1.

Students are strongly urged to apply well before the deadline. Students who apply late are generally not funded.