Many types of financial aid are available to undergraduate and graduate students: Grants, Scholarships, Loans, Employment, and Military Benefits.
Grants: A grant is a cash award based on financial need. You do not repay a grant.
Scholarships: A scholarship is a cash gift awarded based on the criteria set by the sponsoring organization or donor. You do not repay a scholarship.
Loans: A loan is money you repay. There are several loan programs available to students.
Employment: Federal Work Study is a work program offered as part of your financial aid package in which an allotted amount of dollars may be earned. Student Assist are jobs available on-campus for students that do not qualify for work study. Area employers also provide opportunities off-campus.
Military Benefits: Some students receive monthly stipends, or tuition assistance/reimbursement to attend school through a connection with the Military.