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Assistant Director, Public Relations
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Phone: 443-352-4262

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Phone: 443-352-4494

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GAPP Grant to Provide Additional Funding for Stevenson Students Receiving Maryland’s Guaranteed Access Grant

March 9, 2016 11:00 AM

Beginning with freshmen enrolling for the fall 2016 semester, Stevenson University will provide recipients of the state of Maryland’s Guaranteed Access Grant a matching grant through the new Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP). The match will essentially ensure that 100% of the University’s tuition and fees are covered.

Stevenson enrolls more students through the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant program than any other independent institution in Maryland. This state grant program is available to current Maryland high school seniors who will complete a college preparatory program with a minimum cumulative, unweighted 2.5 high school GPA and whose families meet specific income requirements. This grant is applicable at any Maryland college or university and is currently worth $17,500 per year as a full-time student at Stevenson University.

Stevenson’s grant, which covers the remaining costs of tuition and fees, is renewable for four years provided that the student continues to meet the state’s eligibility requirements for the Guaranteed Access Grant.

“We are very excited to be able to provide these funds for students receiving the Guaranteed Access Grant,” said Barbara Miller, Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid.  “It’s truly an optimal situation when our students are able to focus on their studies because they know their financial requirements have been met.”

To learn more about the GAPP grant and other financial aid initiatives at Stevenson, visit

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,200 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.