It’s never too early (or too late!) to start saving for college. Maryland SmartSave is an extensive resource of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards to help pay for furthering your education.
Financial aid is money that helps you pay for tuition and, in some cases, other expenses. Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have special talents, skills, or who have earned good grades. Need-based financial aid is given to students who demonstrate that they have financial need. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.