Financial Aid

A College Education is Within Your Reach

Financial aid is a federal service that is provided free of charge. Help and guidance is available at the College’s financial aid offices at no cost. It is recommended that you exercise caution around any organization or person that offers to help you or provide services for a fee.

Types of Aid

Financial aid comes in a variety of forms:

Grants Grants are often based on financial need and do not need to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund).
Scholarships Scholarships generally do not have to be repaid. They are funds awarded to students based on academic or other achievements.
Work-Study This is a federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
Loans A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.