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Types of Financial Aid

What types of financial aid can I get?

There are three major types of financial aid:

  • Grants, waivers, and scholarships provide free monies that can be applied to college expenses and do not have to be repaid.
  • Work-Study provides part-time jobs so students can earn while they learn.  Paychecks can be used to cover living expenses while enrolled. The added benefit of this program is the opportunity for you to gain work experience and references. 
  • Low-interest student loans allow you to borrow money for your education. Repayment begins after graduation, and in many cases, the government pays the interest during your enrollment.