Nearly 50,000 students receive state grants for college tuition

Help is on the way for Maryland college students.

47 ABC has learned that almost 50,000 young men and women will receive scholarships.

Gov. Larry Hogan, who made it official today, says the state will use $83 million to make it happen. It is being done through the Maryland Higher Education Commission under their Education Excellence Award Program.

The E.E.A.P is the state's largest need-based student financial aid program.

In a statement the Governor said, "Access to higher education is more important now than ever to prepare students for the jobs of the 21st century, and these scholarships will provide much-needed opportunities for thousands of Marylanders."

We're told the students receiving these grants, for the 2017-2018 school year, won't have to pay any of it back taking some stress off paying high tuitions.


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