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Financial Aid

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We know that college expenses can be overwhelming, and we also know that the financial aid process can be intimidating. So we're here to help you at every step in the application process. We encourage you to begin the financial aid application process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if you don't think you will qualify. Please be sure to use ACM's School Code when completing the FAFSA:  002057. Over 80% of our students receive some type of financial assistance, whether it's in the form of grants, scholarships, federal work-study, or student loans. Last year, our college awarded $22 million in funds from state, local, and federal programs.

If you plan to attend our college for the fall semester, we encourage you to apply for financial aid by March 1; if you plan to attend in the spring semester, we encourage you to apply by November 1 for financial aid.  Please note that non-degree, early college, or transient students are not eligible for federal financial assistance.  In addition, students who plan to seek ONLY a Letter of Recognition are not eligible for federal or state financial aid. Likewise, audited courses are not counted for financial aid purposes and cannot be paid for with financial aid funds.

Whether you're just beginning the financial aid process or need additional financial aid counseling, we can offer advice to help you reach your educational goals.  To contact our Financial Aid office, please call 301-784-5213 or 301-784-5400.

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The Student Financial Aid Office of Allegany College of Maryland offers free financial aid counseling services to all persons who request such help. All students attending the College are awarded all of the student financial aid for which they are eligible. Students have the right to cancel/decline some or all of any student financial aid award. ACM's Student Financial Aid Office does not discriminate on the basis of curriculum, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those circumstances permitted or mandated by Federal Law) when awarding or disbursing student financial assistance.