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College education that's within reach

With the Baltimore County and Maryland Community College Promise scholarship programs, college-ready, recent high school graduates can attend CCBC full time without the cost of tuition and fees.

What are they?

As “last dollar in scholarships,” the Baltimore County and Maryland Community College Promise scholarships cover tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students after applying all other financial awards—such as Pell grants, state aid and scholarships. 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.

College Promise info sessions

Attend an information session to learn about the Baltimore County and the Maryland Community College Promise scholarships, the benefits, requirements, and application process.

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How do I qualify?

Baltimore County College Promise Scholarship

  • Be a Baltimore County resident.
  • Be a recent graduate of a public, parochial or private high school, home instruction program, or GED recipient.
    • 2018 and 2017 graduates qualify to apply award toward Spring 2019 CCBC enrollment.
    • 2019 and 2018 graduates qualify to apply award toward Fall 2019 CCBC enrollment.*
  • Be eligible for college-level coursework as demonstrated by one or more of the following:
    • Final, unweighted cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5.
    • GED score of at least 165 in language arts and mathematical reasoning.
    • College-level course placement (using SAT, ACT or CCBC placement test scores).
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Have an adjusted gross household income of $69,000 or less based on submitted FAFSA application:
    • Submit 2018–2019 FAFSA to enroll at CCBC for Spring 2019.
    • Submit 2019–2020 FAFSA to enroll at CCBC for Fall 2019.
  • Enroll full-time (12 or more credits)

*Fall 2019 awards pending Baltimore County Council funding for the 2019-2020 budget.

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

  • Be a Maryland resident.
  • Be a recent graduate of a Maryland public, parochial or private high school, or a Maryland GED recipient.
    • 2019 and 2018 graduates qualify to apply award toward Fall 2019 CCBC enrollment.
  • Have a final, unweighted cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.3.
  • Be eligible for college-level coursework.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Have an adjusted gross household income of $100,000 or less (single-parent household) or $150,000 or less (two-parent household) based on submitted FAFSA application:
    • Submit 2019–2020 FAFSA to enroll at CCBC for Fall 2019.
  • Enroll full time (12 or more credits).
For more information, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

Note: Maryland College Promise covers a maximum of $5,000 per academic year and requires one year of employment in the state of Maryland for each year a scholarship is received. Eligibility requirements are subject to change.

How do I apply?

Baltimore County College Promise Scholarship

  • Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov
    • CCBC’s school code is 002063.
  • Complete General Application in AcademicWorks.

  • Submit all required documentation to Financial Aid Office. Students can login to SIMON account to view all requested documents under Financial Aid.

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

  • Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. Deadline is March 1, 2019.
    • CCBC’s school code is 002063.
  • MD CAPS application for the Maryland Community College Promise will be available April 1 to June 15, 2019.

  • Submit all requested documentation including final official high school transcript to MHEC by June 15, 2019.

Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA should complete the Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) to be considered for the MD Community College Promise. Deadline for MSFAA application is March 1, 2019.

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For additional information about how to apply for the Maryland Community College Promise scholarship, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

How will I be notified?

Baltimore County College Promise Scholarship

The CCBC Financial Aid office will let you know if you’re eligible for the Baltimore County College Promise scholarship via your CCBC email.

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

Maryland Community College Promise scholarship award recipients will be notified by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

How do I maintain the College Promise?

Baltimore County College Promise 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

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

  • Remain eligible for in-state tuition
  • Complete at least 12 credits per semester
  • Maintain a cumulative CCBC GPA of at least 2.5
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward a credit-bearing vocational certificate, credit-bearing certificate, or associate degree
For additional information, please visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

Who should I contact for more information?

Baltimore County College Promise Scholarship

Email: collegepromise@ccbcmd.edu
Phone: 443.840.2222

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Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

Website: https://mhec.maryland.gov
MD CAPS homepage: https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us

MD CAPS Login/Account Questions
Email: osfamail.mhec@Maryland.gov
Phone: 410.767.3300 or 800.974.0203