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Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship is a last dollar award that provides tuition assistance for eligible students to attend one of Maryland’s public community colleges in the county the student resides. All students who complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA are also eligible for Maryland state grants and scholarships. Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission for more information.

Questions?

Contact the Maryland Higher Education Commission by visiting the Maryland Higher Education Commission website or contact HCC’s Student Financial Aid Office at finaid@hagerstowncc.edu or 240-500-2473.

How to send secure uploads through MDCAPS?

  • Log in using your MDCAPS username and password.
  • On the homepage click “Electronic File Upload”.
  • the “Academic Year” for which you are uploading document(s) for.
  • Select the “Document Type” you are uploading as it appears in the drop down menu.
  • Click “Choose File” to select the file(s) you want to upload from your computer.
  • Then, click “Submit”.
    • If uploading more than one file repeat steps 3-6.
  • Once you have uploaded your file(s) the type of document(s) you uploaded will display at the bottom of the page.
  • Then, click “View Application Status” at the top of the “Electronic File Upload” page in MDCAPS to view the “Status” of each document you successfully uploaded.
    • A status of “Submitted” means your documents were uploaded successfully.
    • A status of “Accepted” means MHEC has reviewed your document and the documentation is acceptable.
    • A status of “Rejected” means MHEC has reviewed your document and the information you provided is Incomplete. You will receive a notification from our office informing you why the document is Incomplete.
  • A reminder that all files must be in PDF, jpg, png, doc, or docx format when uploading documents through MDCAPS.
  • For more information about the Electronic File Upload Tool click the following link https://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/2-4-2021.aspx

 

The Maryland College Promise program requires completion of the FAFSA by March 1st. Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. HCC’s school code is 002074. For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to file the FAFSA early, starting Oct. 1st of each year, and no later than March 1st of each year.