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13b.08.01.00.htm 13B.08.01.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID Chapter 01 2 + 2 Transfer Scholarship Program Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) 18-204(c) and 18-2501―18-2507, Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.08.01.01.htm 13B.08.01.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship Program is to assist and encourage community college graduates to transfer to a 4-year institution within the State.
13b.08.01.02.htm 13B.08.01.02. 02 Eligibility.. To be eligible for assistance under the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship Program, an applicant shall:. A. Be a Maryland resident;. B. Be currently enrolled at a community college in Maryland;. C. Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale while a student at a community college in Maryland;D. Have earned an associate’s degree from a community college in Maryland by the end of the semester in which the applicant plans to transfer;
13b.08.01.03.htm 13B.08.01.03. 03 Application Procedures.. A. To be considered for the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship, students shall submit the application and all documents required by the Office for Student Financial Assistance.B. Students applying for the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship shall provide:. 1) A completed online application form;. 2) A completed FAFSA application;. 3) A current official transcript from a community college in the State reflecting the applicant’s grade point average;4) Upon graduation, an of
13b.08.01.04.htm 13B.08.01.04. 04 Award Amount.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, the annual award amount shall be $1,000.. B. The annual award amount shall be $2,000 for a student who enrolls in a science, teaching, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or nursing program.C. The scholarship may be used for tuition and mandatory fees for 3 years of study or 6 semesters of study, whichever is longer.
13b.08.01.05.htm 13B.08.01.05. 05 Selections of Recipients and Award Notification.. A. Eligible applicants shall be ranked on the basis of cumulative grade point average.. B. Grades for credits earned as a community college student shall be used to calculate the cumulative grade point average.C. Awards shall be made to applicants based on cumulative grade point average ranked highest to lowest. Awards shall be issued until the total funds appropriated for the program have been depleted.D. Recipients shall be no
13b.08.01.06.htm 13B.08.01.06. 06 Verification and Payment.. A. The Office of Student Financial Assistance has the authority to verify information concerning applicants and recipients for the purpose of administering this program.B. At the request of OSFA, schools are required to verify the following using federal standards:. 1) Taxable and nontaxable income of student and parents (if a dependent student). 2) Enrollment status (undergraduate or graduate). 3) Dependency status; and.
13b.08.01.07.htm 13B.08.01.07. 07 Renewal and Continuation.. A. A 2+2 Transfer Scholarship may be renewed for a total of 3 years of study, or 6 semesters of study, whichever is longer, if the recipient:1) Remains a resident of the State of Maryland;. 2) Continues to be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in a degree program at a public senior higher education institution or a private nonprofit institution of higher education in Maryland;3) Maintains a cumulative 2.5 grade point average
13b.08.01.08.htm 13B.08.01.08. 08 Nonrenewal of Award.. The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship will not be renewed if the student fails to:. A. Maintain the academic standards of the institution;. B. Maintain Maryland residency;. C. Maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average; or. D. Enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student taking at least 12 credit hours each semester..
13b.08.01.09.htm 13B.08.01.09. 09 Appeals.. A. Basis of Appeal. An appeal may be filed only on the basis of:. 1) Failure to maintain full-time enrollment;. 2) Failure to maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average; or. 3) Changed financial circumstances.. B. Appeal Based on Full-Time Enrollment.. 1) “Full-time” means enrollment for at least 12 semester hours of courses each semester or its equivalent.2) To be considered full-time, the actual time spent in the classroom, lab, supervised activity, or
13b.08.01.10.htm 13B.08.01.10. 10 Funding.. The funding for the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship shall be as provided in the annual State budget. All awards are contingent upon the annual appropriation of funding.
13b.08.01.9999.htm 13B.08.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 10, 2015 (42:24 Md. R. 1505).
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