Financial Assistance for Maryland Students

Don't miss these financial opportunities at Goucher.

We know that affordability is an important part of your college decision. When you apply for all the state, federal, and other funds available to you, it gives you more options. We want you to attend college and leave with the least amount of debt possible.

Here are some of the Maryland financial aid programs that may be available in addition to other federal, institutional, and private sources of aid.

In most cases, students do not need to make a separate application other than making sure they submit a FAFSA by no later than March 1st every year.

  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. Maryland may not have funds available to award all eligible students.
  2. Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP). Goucher and other independent Maryland colleges and universities are part of a partnership with the state. Goucher College provides a matching award for eligible students who receive a GA grant for four years of college.
  3. Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance (EA) grant. The EA grant is a need-based grant that provides financial assistance to eligible applicants at postsecondary insitutions. A student may receive an award for up to $3,000.
  4. For additional information about Maryland programs, please see the MHEC web page.

Maryland Aid That Requires an Additional Application

We suggest all Maryland students also apply for Senatorial and Delegate scholarships! The best time to apply is from about February to April.

You may also want to review the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program.

Goucher College wants you to succeed

We want to work with you, so you can afford to attend college and prepare yourself for the future.