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    Baltimore County College Promise Announcement
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College education that's within reach

With the Baltimore County College Promise program, college-ready, recent high school graduates will be able to complete their certificates and degrees at CCBC debt-free.

What is it?

Funded by Baltimore County, this new need-based scholarship program begins with the Fall 2018 semester, guaranteeing free tuition for qualified Baltimore County residents. Interested students are encouraged to apply early for best consideration.

How does it work?

The Baltimore County College Promise Program is a "last dollar in" scholarship.
  • It covers tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students after applying all financial awards — such as Pell grants and state aid.
  • Awardees may apply the scholarship to their first degree or credential sought at CCBC.
  • Students still need to cover other costs such as books, transportation, supplies and materials.
For example, a student who received $1,000 in financial aid, would receive $865 from the program to fill the gap and pay the “last dollars” needed to cover his/her CCBC tuition.

Who is eligible?

Close to 1,000 students are expected to be eligible for the first year of the program.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a Baltimore County resident*
  • Be a recent graduate of a public, parochial or private high school or home school (within past 2 years)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Have an adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less, which is the median income in Baltimore County.
  • Enroll full-time as a new student to CCBC (“New” includes students who may have earned CCBC or other college credits while in high school)

*View our proof of residency information »

To maintain the scholarship:

If pursuing an associate degree, you must:
  • File a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) each year
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 credits during fall and spring semesters)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Successfully complete degree within three years

If seeking workforce licensure or certification (credit or non-credit), you must:
  • File a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) each year
  • Enroll full time and maintain continuous enrollment
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Complete the credential within the prescribed timeline for the course/program requirements

How do I apply for this program?

Getting started is easy - there is no extra paperwork to submit. Just follow these steps:

Need some help?
We're here to help you figure out what you need to do to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Contact us at 443.840.2222 or financialaid@ccbcmd.edu