Types of Financial Aid
Grants are need-based aid that provide assistance to students who qualify. Eligibility is determined by submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of academic merit/achievement, financial need, or a combination of both. Scholarships assist students in achieving their educational goals and do not have to be repaid by the recipients.
Educational loans can help fill the gap between the cost of attendance and the amounts received through scholarships and grants. It is important to remember, however, that these funds must be repaid, so you are encouraged to borrow only the amount that you actually need.
Student employment provides financial assistance and significant work experiences for students. Funding for part-time employment is available through the federal government and through the institution.