Grants are financial aid awards that do not have to be paid back. To be considered for grants, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants are available to undergraduate students.
Federal Pell Grant. Pell Grants are free money awarded by the Federal Government to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Filing the FAFSA constitutes applying for a Pell Grant. Make sure to include Capitol Technology University's School Code, #001436 on the FAFSA. Once the Financial Aid Office receives the FAFSA results you will be notified of your award.
National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant). An eligible student must receive a Pell Grant during the same award year; be a U.S. citizen; be a full-time student in his or her third or fourth academic year of undergraduate degree study; be pursuing a major in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or critical foreign language; and have at least a 3.0 grade point average as of the end of the second award year and continue to maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
The Howard P. Rawlings Educational Excellence Awards. These grants are awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance to full-time Maryland residents who file their FAFSA by March 1st deadline. The FAFSA is the application.
Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Another program of the federal government, SEOG grants are given to students with exceptional financial need. Students who have filed their FAFSA by March 1 and meet eligibility requirements are automatically considered for a SEOG grant.
Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts (VAIC) Scholarship. VAIC is awarded by Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance and is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.
- Maryland Part-Time Grant. These grants are funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance. Awards are made by Capitol Technology University to Maryland residents enrolled part-time (3 to 11 credits) in a degree program, who have demonstrated financial need and who have completed the FAFSA. Priority is given to those who filed their FAFSA by March 1st. These funds are limited.
Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant (GA). These grants are awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance to current high school seniors who complete a college preparatory program, demonstrate financial need and enroll full-time in a two or four year degree program within the State of Maryland. Individual must be a Maryland resident, file a FAFSA by March 1st deadline and complete the Guaranteed Access Grant application by March 1st. Apply here: https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us/
Maryland 2+2 Transfer Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance and are designed to assist transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State. Individual must have earned an associate’s degree by the end of the semester you intend to transfer, complete the FAFSA by March 1st and demonstrate financial need.
Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program. This program is funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance and awarded by Capitol Technology University. Individual must be a Maryland resident at the time of the application and enrolled full or part-time in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate program. The program is designed to assist individuals affected by military service related disabilities or death whose veterans educational benefits have been exhausted; and, victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Contact the Financial Aid Office for an application.
- DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania State programs for grants, scholarships and loans.
- District of Columbia – http://osse.dc.gov
- Virginia - http://www.schev.edu/
- Pennsylvania – http://www.mhec.state.md.us/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ea.aspx