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The Community College Promise

  • Is a need-based financial grant for eligible middle-income Maryland families.
  • Can pay tuition and mandatory fees from $200 – $5000/year for eligible students, based on remaining unmet need after other financial aid is applied. 
  • Is not available to all community college students. Eligibility requirements are listed HERE.
  • Is a new program that’s recently expanded to include noncredit career training programs.

Connect with your local community college.

The Community College Promise program has $15 million/year — enough to send roughly 5000 eligible students to community college tuition-free, if they apply before the March 1 deadline. Eligible, first-time applicants are prioritized based on need. 

Your local community college can provide details and answer questions. Use the form below to connect 

But you don’t have to wait. You can apply for the Community College Promise right now, even before you hear back from your community collegeSee the FAFSA information in the yellow box.

Complete the fields below to hear from your local community college and learn how your future may hold Promise.

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Promise Program

Your personal information will only be shared with your local community college for the purpose of fulfilling your request for more information on Maryland’s Community College Promise program and the college’s course offerings. It will not be shared with or sold to any third parties.