Scholarships are available to help you pay for college and—unlike student loans—do not need to be repaid! Do yourself a favor and apply for as many scholarships as you can starting with Hawkeye Scholarships. Think of how many hours you'd have to work to earn $500. Then think of how many more hours you'd have to work if you have to pay interest on that $500. Putting in the time now will help you keep your hard earned money. You'll thank yourself both now and in the future!
Grants are another form of aid that does not need to be repaid, however, most are awarded on need. Many grants are awarded based on information you provide on your FAFSA so be sure to submit a FAFSA each academic year by July 1 to determine your eligibility.
Employee Tuition Assistance Programs
Does your employer offer a tuition assistance program? Ask your boss or in Human Resources to see if this is one of your employee benefits. Find out what they will pay for. What are the requirements and expectations? How is payment made? If available, this is a benefit you won't want to miss out on!
Military Education Benefits
If you, your spouse, or parent has served in the military, you may be eligible for military education benefits. Contact the veterans services coordinator for more information.