There are four types of financial aid:

  • Scholarships are generally based on school grades, need, or accomplishments in a particular area of study.
  • Grants are federal and state programs based on demonstrated financial need.
  • Loans provide funds while students are attending school but must be repaid.
  • Work-study agreements allow students to work for the College while enrolled.

Scholarships and grants do not need to be repaid. The Student Financial Aid Handbook, available in the Student Services Centers or online at describes each of these programs.