Chesapeake College participates in the following federal financial aid programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), and the Federal Perkins Loan, as well as many Maryland State scholarships and institutional scholarships. We take great pride in keeping our tuition costs low, so we do NOT participate in any loan program, including the Direct loan program.
All financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis, as students meet our priority deadline dates, (as determined by the date the financial aid file is complete with all required documents submitted and accepted) and the student is pre-registered for the upcoming term. Awards are generally made for the entire academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and disbursed on the last day of our stated drop/add period of each term.
A student must have a signed award letter on file for funds to be credited to his/her account. Funds are disbursed electronically and are applied to tuition, fees and book expenses, and any excess funds are refunded to the student by check within the federal regulations guidelines for cash management.
Is there any other type of aid I can apply for?
MARYLAND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
If you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 deadline and you are a Maryland resident, you will be considered for Maryland State Scholarships. The State of Maryland offers the following scholarships:
- Guaranteed Access Grant
- Educational Assistance Grant
- Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships
- Distinguished Scholar
- Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant
- Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program
- And many more
If you would like more information concerning Maryland State Scholarships, contact Maryland Higher Education Commission at www.mhec.state.md.us or 800-974-0203. All applications are accessed when the student logs into MDCAPS.
There are more than 100 Institutional Scholarships from which to choose from. We offer scholarships for the traditional student as well as the non-traditional student. There is something for everyone! The Financial Aid Office makes it VERY EASY for you to apply for our Institutional Scholarships...one application for 100+ scholarships! Check out all our scholarships on our current college catalog. The deadline date is posted within the application for the academic year beginning in August. Click here for the current scholarship application.
Private Scholarships are scholarships that can be actively searched out from a variety of sources, including foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, ethnicity-based organizations, your employer or your parents’ employer, your library, etc. Chesapeake College announces Private Scholarships that we are made aware of via the bulletin board outside the Financial Aid office, e-mails to faculty and staff, the Chesapeake College website and other campus announcements. Check out the latest private scholarships to date http://www.chesapeake.edu/financial-aid/private-scholarship-announcements
Transfer Scholarships available from a variety of sources, private foundations, University System of Maryland Regents, and the college or university itself. When it's appropriate, ex. Chesapeake College makes the recommendation for consideration, the transfer scholarship will be announced here. Check out transfer scholarships here http://www.chesapeake.edu/financial-aid/transfer-scholarships.