Welcome to our FAFSA and Financial Aid Page

Helpful Handouts and Worksheets (translatable)

  • What is Financial Aid?

    Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid:

    1. Federal and State grants (money you don't pay back)
    2. Scholarships - can be local, through the college of attendance, and nationwide (money you don't pay back)
    3. Work study (money you earn; can directly help pay for tuition, or student can earn a paycheck)
    4. Loans (money you pay back)

    Financial aid awards may include a combination of the various types of aid.

    There are numerous online resources explaining financial aid. Here are just a few:

    Family financial circumstances can change from the tax filing year noted within the FAFSA, to the actual year the student begins college. There are ways to receive more aid by filing an appeal with the college's financial aid office. Here are some steps on how to appeal a financial aid award.

    Don't forget your college's financial aid resources - All colleges have financial aid officers on staff. Simply search the financial aid website of your college to get help.


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