The world of financial aid can be overwhelming for students and their families. Financial Aid Finder simplifies the process as we walk you through each step of the process. Let us teach you about all your options for financial aid, including:
Student Grants: A financial gift that does not need to be paid back; most government student grant awards are based on the financial need of the student.
College Scholarships: A financial gift that does not need to be paid back; college scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria, including academic excellence, demonstrated talent, race, religion, group affiliations, state of residence, etc.; scholarships can also be awarded on the basis of need. Read more about college scholarships.
Student Loans: Money that is borrowed from the government, a bank, credit union, or other lender that must be paid back; usually accompanied by interest charges.Read more about student loans.
Internships: Short term work experiences that can provide either money or college credit or both. Internships can be either paid or unpaid.
Work Study: Campus-based program through which students are paid a government subsidized wage to work; and are typically allocated for students who have demonstrated adequate financial need.
Alternative Methods: A way to repay federal loans through alternative means such as community service programs like AmeriCorps or tax deductions and relief.
Let us help you cut through the confusion and maximize your financial aid award this year!