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It seems that every year the tuition for higher education gets higher and higher. Even the interest rates on student loans are out of control. Fortunately, there are many resources for financial aid available to the parent and student willing to invest the time to seek them out. In addition to federal grants and loan guarantee programs there is a smorgasbord of local and national scholarships available. Many local scholarships go unclaimed because no applications are received.

We've compiled a list of local resources that you can use to help you get the money you need. All of the experts we talked to tell us that the key is to both start early and invest the time necessary to explore all available avenues.

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Scholarships that are offered for southern Maryland students by local organizations and businesses.

This section contains information on scholarships that are offered on a national basis. Since there is more competition, they may be harder to obtain than are local and state programs.

This section provides links to other websites that provide valuable information on receiving financial aid for higher education.

This section contains information on scholarships that are offered on a statewide basis in Maryland. Since there is more competition, they may be harder to obtain than are local programs.

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