Office of Financial Aid | Coppin State University

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.

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  • October 1, 2019 - FAFSA application opens for 2020-2021 academic year

  • March 1, 2020 - Maryland Resident State Scholarships: to maximize aid eligibility and be considered for state aid complete the FAFSA prior to March 1, 2019

  • April 2, 2020 - Registration opens Summer2020/Fall 2020 semesters

  • April 15, 2020 - Last Day to Withdraw from Course(s) for Spring 2020 semester

  • June 26, 2020 - New Student Orientation

  • July 18, 2020 - New Student Orientation

  • October 1, 2020 - FAFSA application opens for 2021-2022 academic year

Please also note the various deadlines to submit applications for scholarships