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Types of Aid

Many students qualify for financial aid, but the only way to find out is to apply. Learn about the different types of aid that can help you pay for your education.

Loans are often called “self-help aid” because a loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.

Scholarships and grants are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—they don’t have to be repaid. Scholarships are often merit-based. Grants are often need-based.

Work-Study is often called “self-help aid”. Students must find a Work-Study position and work in order to earn the awarded aid.

Financial Aid

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