Financial Aid for College

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):  All seniors applying to college who wish to receive any financial aid from colleges or the state (including scholarships, grants and loans) must complete the FAFSA.  The FAFSA is available starting on October 1 and the deadline for completing the form in order to be eligible for Maryland state financial aid in March 1.  You will need to gather your families’ tax records and financial records form the previous year before completing the FAFSA.  You can complete the FAFSA on line at:

For information on the types of financial aid available, visit the following websites:

U.S. Department of Education:  Information on financing a college education as well as information on loans & grants.

Federal Student Aid:

Maryland Higher Education Commission: Information on financial aid in Maryland including state scholarships & grants, Delegate & Senatorial Scholarships, and information on colleges & universities in Maryland.

Fast Web:  Information on scholarships.

FinAid:  Information on scholarships and loans.

Student Scholarship Search:  Information on scholarships & grants.

Student Loan Network:  Information on financial aid, loans, & scholarships, & grants.

Ultimate Guide to Student Loan Resources

RaiseMe: RaiseMe partners with universities to offer students scholarships for their achievements during high school and community college.

Cappex: Has a directory of more than $11 billion in scholarships.

Mount de Sales Academy college counselor posts a scholarship listing on Naviance Student with opportunities for seniors.

Mount de Sales Academy

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