Welcome to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) site!

MHEC is a Maryland state government agency and the State of Maryland's higher education coordinating board. It is responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities, as well as for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers State financial aid programs that impact students on a statewide basis. For more information about the various scholarship, grant, and loan repayment programs available through MHEC, click to the following link: https://mhec.state.md.us/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/descriptions.aspx

MDCAPS is MHEC's comprehensive financial aid system that allows us to process State scholarship applications. To use MDCAPS, you must first create a student login profile by:

  1. Creating a MDCAPS student log-in. This will create your student account.
  2. Click the link in the new activation email you will receive after creating your account
  3. Check your spam filter if you do not see the activation email in your inbox

Important: To prevent MHEC emails from going to your spam folder, simply update your email settings to accept emails from the following email address: "donotreply@maryland.gov"

Once you have completed steps 1, 2, and 3, you are ready for your first login.

If you have already created an account, simply enter your User Name and Password to access your account.

If you are still having login problems, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance by email at osfamail.mhec@maryland.gov.

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