Education financial aid usually comes in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans; and for veterans and their families, the GI Bill may be another method of assistance.
The following resources are for Financial Aid including scholarships, grants, and loans.
Resources designated with an asterisk (*) next to the name are also listed in the Resource Database.
What is the difference between a scholarship, grant, and loan?
Scholarship: Aid that doesn’t have to be paid back (free money). Usually awarded for academic merit (good grades) or something you have accomplished (volunteer work or a specific project); however, there are many need-based scholarships out there, as well.
Grant: Money that doesn’t have to be repaid (free money). Usually awarded based on needs. Grants can come from the state or federal government, from the college itself, or from private sources like scholarships.
Loans: Monetary aid that has to be repaid.