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arrow $20 million in funds awarded yearly!
from state, local and federal programs

Make no mistake, success starts here, but we don’t want finances to get in the way . We also know that the financial aid process can be intimidating. For that reason, we work with our students at every step, to make higher education affordable. We do our part by providing annual financial aid exceeding $20 million to 87 percent of our students, including awards given to nearly half our students through ACM scholarships.

Allegany College of Maryland’s Financial Aid Office assists prospective students in finding the financial means to allow them to fully participate in the educational experience at ACM.


Important Dates

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.


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.
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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.

Financial Aid Office hours are 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. in Summer (June-August.)

  IMPORTANT NEWS                                  

  • Summer 2019 Financial Aid
    Planning to attend for Summer, submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA today!
  •  Maryland Community College
    Promise Scholarship
    Learn how to apply for the scholarship here.

  • Do you have financial aid pending?
    Pending Payment Plan  available.

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87% of our students receive some type of financial assistance*
*In the form of grants, scholarships, federal work-study, or student loans; based on data obtained from undergraduates in the Class of 2013.



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.