Types of Aid
Grants: Awarded based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and usually do not need repaid.
Scholarships: Awarded based on various criteria such as academic merit, financial need, leadership, service, etc. and usually do not need repaid.
Waivers: Type of aid that "waives" a portion of a student's institutional charges and usually do not need repaid.
Federal Work Study and Employment: Part-time employment opportunities for students. These funds are earned as paychecks as students work throughout the semester.
Loans: Borrowed funds that must be repaid, usually with interest.
Outside Resources: These are funds students receive to pay for educational expenses not listed on their award offer such as private scholarships or third-party sponsorships. Notify us if you will receive financial assistance not listed on your financial aid award. Additional resources may result in an adjustment to other financial aid. Changes to the original award offer will be viewable on your STAR account.