Financial Aid and Loan Programs
Most financial aid comes from federal government programs. In addition, foundations, corporations, private donors, and the College may provide aid. This assistance can be used to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and transportation. It can also be used to pay for a computer and dependent care. Financial aid comes in a variety of forms:
- Grants: In general, grants are provided to students with financial need and do not have to be paid back if the student abides by all the terms and conditions of their award.
- Work-Study: Through this program, students who demonstrate need are employed in part-time positions.
- Student Loans: Unlike grants and work-study, loans must be repaid. A variety of loans are available and offered to those who demonstrate need.
- Alternative/Private Loans: Miami Dade College certifies alternative/private loans for International Students, or students in “high cost” educational programs (i.e. Aviation-Pilot Technology, PhysiciansAssistant, etc).