5 Basic Types of
Financial Aid Programs Available

Grants
Federal or state gift assistance
with no obligation for work or repayment
Federal Loans
Providing funds,
but with a future repayment obligation
Scholarships
Gift assistance with no obligation for work or repayment
 See the "Scholarships" link to the left for more info.
Work-Study
Student is offered part-time work
while attending the instituti
on
                                               
                                       Waivers  
                Provide assistance for specific costs such as tuition
                                                  
 
 
Financial aid programs provide support for students to help meet the costs of pursuing higher education.  Funding is provided by the federal and state governments, the individual colleges and universities, and a variety of other public and private sources.