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Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program

Sponsored by: Maryland Higher Education Commission

Applicant must graduate from a college in Maryland or from a law school and be employed full-time in state or local government or in a nonprofit organization in Maryland. Applicant's employer must help low income, underserved residents or underserved areas in the state. Applicant must have loans from a university, government, or commercial source used to pay for college expenses. Applicant may not be in default on a loan. Gross salary cannot exceed $50,000 and, if married, combined salaries cannot exceed $110,000.


Application Deadline November 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Other
Award Coverage Awards will be determined by an applicant's overall reported educational debt at the time of application. Recipients will lock-in to an award level that contains set award amounts. Award funds are distributed annually over a three (3) year period as long as the recipient remains eligible and continues to submit the required annual employment, lender and tax documentation by the deadline.
Required areas of study Law, nursing, occupational therapists, physical therapy, social work, speech pathology, teaching
Awarded every year? yes
Reapplication required for renewal.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $30,000
Min $4,500


Average 241

Contact Information

Ellen Flemma
Program Administrator
Maryland Higher Education Commission
United States

Phone: (410) 260-4546
Fax: (410) 260-3203

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