13B.08.21.05

.05 Application Process.

A. A student shall apply annually and shall submit all supporting documentation requested by the Office:

(1) For the 2019—2020 award year only, by June 15, 2019; and

(2) Beginning with the 2020—2021 award year and each year thereafter:

(a) By May 15, for initial applications; and

(b) By April 1, for renewal applications.

B. Form of Application.

(1) Initial applicants shall submit:

(a) The FAFSA or, if the applicant is ineligible to receive federal Title IV financial aid, but qualifies for in-State tuition under Education Article, §15-106.8, Annotated Code of Maryland, an alternate application form prescribed by the Office; and

(b) The Promise Scholarship application prescribed by the Office.

(2) Renewal applicants shall submit the FAFSA or, if the applicant is ineligible to receive federal Title IV financial aid, but qualifies for in-State tuition under Education Article, §15-106.8, Annotated Code of Maryland, an alternate application form prescribed by the Office.

C. Time of Submission. Applications and supporting documentation received by the Office after the deadlines described in §A are untimely and shall not be considered.

D. If the Office requests supporting documentation from the applicant in order to determine the applicant’s eligibility:

(1) The Office shall notify the applicant to submit such information;

(2) The applicant shall submit all information to the Office by the deadline described in §A of this regulation; and

(3) Information received by the Office after the deadline shall not be considered.

E. Upon the request of an applicant, the community college shall assist the applicant to submit a FAFSA or any other application for State or federal student financial aid.