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13b.08.07.00.htm 13B.08.07.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID Chapter 07 Near Completer Grant Program Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) 11-209, and 18-204(c) Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.08.07.01.htm 13B.08.07.01. 01 Program Established.. A. There is Near Completer Grant Program administered by the Office under Education Article, §11-209(d) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The purpose of the program is to provide grants to individual students who are near completers as an incentive to obtain an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
13b.08.07.02.htm 13B.08.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Commission” means the Maryland Higher Education Commission.. 2) “Director” means the Executive Director of the Office.. 3) “Grant” means a Near Completer Grant under this chapter.. 4) “MDCAPS” means the Maryland College Aid Processing System maintained by the Office.. 5) “Near completer” means an individual who has completed some college credits but does not have a c
13b.08.07.03.htm 13B.08.07.03. 03 Student Eligibility.. A. Subject to the availability of funds in the State budget, the Office annually shall determine student eligibility to receive a grant.B. A near completer who previously attended a community college is eligible for a grant if the applicant:1) Earned at least 45 credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 while previously in college;2) Is enrolled at a Maryland community college in an associate’s degree program; and.
13b.08.07.04.htm 13B.08.07.04. 04 Application Process.. A. A student shall apply annually to the Office, in the form prescribed by the Office, to be eligible for a grant.B. An applicant shall submit an application, a copy of the applicant’s previous college or university transcript, and any other documentation required by the Office.C. All application materials shall be submitted to the Office by the deadline date established by the Office.
13b.08.07.05.htm 13B.08.07.05. 05 Selection of Recipients.. A. Eligible applicants shall be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date on which all application materials are received by the Office.B. Awards shall be issued until the total funds appropriated for the program have been depleted.. C. Eligible applicants who do not receive an award shall be notified that they have been placed on a waiting list and may receive an award if funds become available.
13b.08.07.06.htm 13B.08.07.06. 06 Amount of Grant.. A. All non-loan aid received by the applicant, except a Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship awarded under Education Article, Title 18, Subtitle 36, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be credited to the applicant’s tuition before the calculation of the grant amount.B. A grant shall apply toward the student’s tuition in the lesser of:. 1) The amount of the student’s unmet tuition; or. 2) As applicable, up to one-third of:.
13b.08.07.07.htm 13B.08.07.07. 07 Award Notification and Acceptance.. A. Recipients shall be notified of an award by the Office through MDCAPS prior to the start of the fall semester.B. Except as set forth in §C of this regulation, a recipient shall log on to MDCAPS in order to accept an award.C. If the Director determines that extenuating circumstances exist, a recipient may accept an award by providing written notice to the Office.D. The acceptance deadline date shall be specified in the award notice and
13b.08.07.08.htm 13B.08.07.08. 08 Certification and Payment.. A. The Office shall create a certification roster for each community college and public senior higher education institution.B. The certification roster shall contain the names of the applicants who have been identified by the Office as eligible for the grant.C. The institution shall complete the certification for each student by the date established by the Office.D. The institution shall:. 1) Verify the applicant’s eligibility for in-State
13b.08.07.9999.htm 13B.08.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 29, 2020 (47:13 Md R. 642).
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