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Office of Financial Aid

Welcome & a Note about Applying for Financial Aid

One of the most challenging issues facing students and parents is the financing of a college education. The Financial Aid Office, within the confines of available funding and federal, state and institutional policies, makes every effort to assist you in making a Coppin education financially possible.

Applicants are encouraged to read all information carefully on this website, as well as other external resources listed, and to seek answers to additional questions from the staff of the Financial Aid Office. You can reach us by calling (410) 951-3636 or email at This website is provided to help you better understand our policies, the types of available resources, and our expectations of you and your family. All students are encouraged to apply for federal aid (including scholarship recipients). The application is free of cost at

Deadlines must be adhered to and a variety of forms must be completed. Few students can complete the necessary applications without assistance. Therefore, parents are encouraged to take an active role in this process by providing assistance in completing the necessary applications and by providing income information and documents.

You will find a number of financial aid opportunities at Coppin State University that include various grants, scholarships, loans and workstudy programs. Visit our webpages for more information.


  • January 15, 2017 Deadline to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form

  • January 23, 2017 Decision & Response to Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals

  • January 4 to February 8, 2017 Spring Book Purchase Authorizations Available

  • January 25, 2017 Spring Semester Classes Begin

  • February 1, 2017 – Last Day to Drop Classes without Penalty

  • February 8, 2017 – Approximate Date 2017 Spring Disbursements Authorized to Students' Accounts

    (Note: Refunds are made approximately 14 days after funds are posted to a student accounts)


  • October 1, 2016 – Students may apply now for Federal student aid for the 17-18 year at

  • March 15, 2017 - Priority Processing Deadline to Complete Financial Aid File at CSU

  • March 1, 2017 - Maryland Resident State Scholarships: to maximize aid eligibility and be considered for state aid complete the FAFSA prior to March 1, 2017

Please also note the various deadlines to submit applications for scholarships