The FAFSA Deadline in order to be considered for Maryland state aid was March 1, 2014. If you met this priority deadline, you may be eligible for state aid for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.
If awarded state funds, students will be notified via e-mail (account indicated on the FAFSA) from MDCAPS in the first weeks of May 2014. Students are required to complete a MDCAPS Student Login Profile Account on-line at: https://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialaid/OSFAmdcapslive.asp in order to formally accept the award(s).
Recipients will have two (2) weeks to accept their offer or they will forfeit any offered awards. Students are highly encouraged to monitor their e-mail accounts frequently and check SPAM/JUNK in boxes as well. Any e-mails from MDCAPS is permissible and are notifications sent directly from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
UMBC will begin updating students’ financial aid award packages with accepted Maryland state awards no later than June.
If you have any questions, please refer them directly to your appointed financial aid counselor.