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    The FAFSA application window is now open!
    Apply for financial aid beginning January 1st of your senior year. Apply before March 2nd to be eligible for Cal Grant funds. Apply at fafsa.ed.gov
     
     
     
     
     Grants
    Federal or state gift assistance 
    with no obligation for work or repayment
     
    Scholarships
    Gift assistance with no obligation for work or repayment
     See the "Scholarships" link to the left for more info.
     
    Federal Loans
    Providing funds, 
    but with a future repayment obligation
     
    Work-Study
    Student is offered part-time work 
    while attending the institution
     
    Waivers 
    Provide assistance for specific costs such as tuition
     
     

    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
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                                           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.