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Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund was created to facilitate workforce education opportunities during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Funding provides tuition and fee scholarships for programs and students who are eligible. GEER funding must be applied to tuition and fees by December 30, 2022.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • No tuition assistance from other sources (employer, Social Security, tuition waiver, etc.)
  • Must be job or career-related coursework from the list below
  • Sign the drug-free pledge
  • Submit statement about how COVID-19 has impacted the student
  • Students must be in good financial standing with the college
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be a Maryland resident

Get Started:

  • Email to indicate your program or course of interest. Our GEER outreach coordinator will be in touch to discuss eligibility and next steps.

Eligible Credit Programs and Requirements:

The credit programs eligible for GEER funding support are:

Students who are seeking GEER funding for eligible credit programs should meet these requirements:

Eligible Noncredit Courses:

Early Childhood Education & Child Care

Health Care

Information Technology (IT)

Other Professions

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