Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant

Please be advised that the 2018-2019 Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) Program application is now available!

To apply, you will need to create an account within the Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS). To create or log into your existing MDCAPS account (if applicable), please visit Once you log into your MDCAPS account, you will see the "Apply" link where you may submit your application.

Once an application has been submitted, students may select the "To Do" list link (within their MDCAPS account) to view the list of documents required for consideration of the 2018-2019 WSSAG program.

Remember... students must complete the WSSAG application and submit ALL supporting documentation no later than July 2, 2018. Faxed documents are not acceptable and all required documentation must be received by the Office of Student Financial Assistance by July 2nd. Documents postmarked on July 2nd will not be accepted.

Also, to be considered for WSSAG based on need, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 academic year by visiting

For more information on this scholarship program or any other scholarships and grants offered through the state of Maryland, please visit

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding this or any other scholarships, you may contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Maryland Higher Education Commission

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