Paying for College

College Piggy bank with graduation cap

There are many ways to pay for college, but first you have to figure out how much it will cost. The Maryland Higher Education Commission and Maryland Public Television's production of the Money for College video series and the Ways to Pay for Collegetelevision special gives you some suggestions that can help you get started.

Remember the cost of attendance will depend on the type of institution and whether you live on or off campus. Use the college search tool for additional information on the cost of attending Maryland higher education institutions.

If financially possible, starting a college savings account is a good idea. College will come quicker than you imagine. Maryland offers special plans for families. The MD Savings Plan is an innovative qualified tuition program that helps families invest for one of their most important financial goals – their children’s education. For more information, visit College Savings Plans of Maryland.