The Need is Great

During the 2008-09 academic year, Maryland's Office of Student Financial Aid received more than 900 appeals for additional aid from students struggling to find ways to stay in school. For the current academic year, appeals exceeded 1,400 in early January, and more are coming in every day.

  • Financial aid appeals up 55 percent and climbing

  • Scholarship and financial aid dollars down as much as 95 percent in some funds

  • Enrollment in the installment Terp Payment Plan rapidly increasing

    • Generous Support Makes Big Impact

      Students across the campus are grateful for the generosity of the Maryland family. The impact of Keep Me Maryland awards is evident in their words of thanks.

      Eric '11
      I cannot begin to explain the hope that I have now, and the excitement of knowing that I can finish my education. I told my mom about the award, and it was as if a burden had been lifted off her shoulders. For me, that makes the world of difference. Thank you.
      Diana '10
      I want to extend a deeply heartfelt thank you for your generosity in making this scholarship available to students like me. I find myself working so hard and being so close to the dream I have of being the first in my family to graduate from college. Thanks to your support I feel empowered and encouraged to push through to the end.

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