What is financial aid? Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, work study, and yes, even loans.
 

What are the kinds of programs available to students?

Merit – scholarships that are based on academic or leadership performance. Criteria and amounts vary by institution.


Talent
– scholarships that are based on athletics; fine art -instrumental, vocal, drama, musical theater; and, visual art - painting, drawing, sculpting, photography. Criteria and amounts vary by institution.


Needs-based
– scholarships based on the Expected Family Contribution calculation resulting from completing the federal financial aid paperwork. Amounts vary by institution.


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