We understand that paying for college and applying for financial aid can be a stressful and confusing process. Our goal is to make the process understandable and easy to follow by providing the resources and support you need to be successful.
Financial aid programs are designed to assist qualified students in meeting their college-related expenses. There are several sources of financial aid programs students may qualify for.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine eligibility for the following:
- Federal Grants
- State Grants
- Federal Direct Loans
- Work-Study Jobs
Visit the Help page on fafsa.ed.gov to get frequently asked questions about the FAFSA answered before you begin filling it out.
Financial aid labs are designed to provide students with assistance in completing the FAFSA, Foundation scholarship applications, and to answer any basic questions you may have about the application process.
The FAFSA Lab at Cecil College is located on the North East Campus, Building A, Room 123B and is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to noon, and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
So that we may assist you with your questions and completion of the FAFSA, please be sure to come to the lab with the appropriate federal tax returns, W-2 forms, and any other additional income information you may have. Applicants who are dependents under 24 years of age require the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
For more information, please contact us at (410) 287-1003.
The Cecil College Foundation provides scholarships to recent high school graduates as well as adult students. Whether you are currently a student at Cecil College or plan to be, you're encouraged to apply for a scholarship. The period to apply is open from October 1st to April 30th each year.
Learn more about currently available external scholarships by visiting the Financial Aid Office on the North East Campus and checking out the Scholarships Binder.
Cohort Default Rates
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901-1999
|Both (FFEL/FDL)||Default Rate||14.4||18.1||19.3|
|No. in Default||36||37||34|
|No. in Repay||250||204||176|
To provide context for the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data, we include enrollment data (students enrolled at any time during the year) and a corresponding percentage (borrowers entering repayment divided by that enrollment figure). While there is no direct relationship between the timing of when a borrower entered repayment (October 1st through September 30th) and any particular enrollment year, for the purpose of this data, we have chosen to use the academic year ending on the June 30th prior to the beginning of the cohort year (e.g., FY 2011 CDR Year will use 2009-2010 enrollment).