Financial Aid Resources

FSA Information
“Free Application for Federal Student Aid”


Why Complete the FAFSA:

  • Determines whether a student qualifies for need-based Federal financial aid
  • Necessary if student is attending an in state school and planning on applying for financial aid through the state of Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
  • Required by colleges to determine which students qualify for their own financial aid packages and scholarships

Here’s what you do: 

  1. START NOW by creating an FSA ID username and password at  If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need an FSA ID.
  2. APPLY  after October 1 on-line at or obtain a copy of the  application at your public library.      
  3. DEADLINE for completing the application is March 1

Here’s what you will need:   FSA ID, social security number, alien registration number, tax returns for yourself and your parent.

File the FAFSA as soon as possible in order to have the best chance to receive funds that you may qualify for.  For assistance when filing your application call: 1-800-4-FED-AID  (1-800-433-3243)



“FAFSA Completion Nights” Sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College (410) 777-2203

FAFSA Completion Events are free assistance with filling out your FAFSA.

Bring FSA ID and all items listed above in the “Here’s What You Will Need” section. 

Location Date & Time
Northeast High SchoolOctober 20, 2016 @ 8 am
Arundel High SchoolOctober 20,20 16 @ 12 pm
Anne Arundel Community College, Careers Building 208October 26, 2016 @ 10 am
Glen Burnie High SchoolNovember 1, 2016 @ 6 pm
Meade High SchoolNovember 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Old Mill High SchoolNovember 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Northeast High SchoolDecember 20, 2016 @ 8 am
Arundel High SchoolDecember 2, 2016 @ 12 pm
Old Mill High SchoolJanuary 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Linthicum Community LibraryJanuary 23, 2017 @ 7 pm
Maryland City Community Library January 25, 2017 @ 7 pm
Odenton Regional LibraryFebruary 1, 2017 @ 7 pm
Glen Burnie Regional LibraryFebruary 2, 2017 @ 7 pm
Arundel High SchoolFebruary 9, 2017 @ 6 pm
Crofton Community LibraryFebruary 21, 2017 @ 7 pm
Severna Park Community LibraryFebruary 22, 2017 @ 7 pm


ROTC Information


Find out more about how ROTC (Reserve Officer’s Training Corp) can help finance your college degree:

ROTC Programs at Anne Arundel Community College:

        While at Anne Arundel Community College, students may enroll in either the Air Force ROTC program or in the Army ROTC program at the University of Maryland at College Park, or in the Army ROTC program at Bowie State University.  

For more information about the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Maryland, contact their office at 301-314-7644 and for more information about the Army ROTC program at the University of Maryland, contact their office at 301-314-9238. 

          For more information about the Army ROTC program at Bowie State University, contact their office at 301-860-3565.





Financial Aid Websites

Academic Common Market Tuition Assistance
Federal Student Aid Program Information
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Financial Aid Planning "For Parents"
Maryland Higher Education Student Aid
College Savings Plan Network (529)
Estimate for Student Aid Eligibility
Service Work for Tuition Assistance

Scholarship Assistance Websites

Financial Aid Guide and Scholarship
Information Regarding Scholarship

 High School Scholarship Search

 Go to your high school website and log on to your
“Family Connections/Naviance” student account and search for scholarships under the college folder. Get more information about your account from your High School Counseling Department.

*Additional resources are available in the CATN School Counseling Office.

 Please feel free to stop by during regular school hours.