Types of Aid

Capital Awards Requiring the FAFSA

Need-Based Gift Money Requiring the FAFSA

Education Loans Borrowed by the Student

  • Federal Direct Loans – low interest loans borrowed directly from the US Department of Education 
  • Federal Nursing Loan – Nursing students with federal need may qualify for this low interest loan
  • Alternative Loans – Funds can be borrowed by students from private lending institutions in order to assist in paying the costs of college

Education Loan Borrowed by the Parent

  • Federal PLUS Loan – federal funds that can be borrowed by the parent or step-parent of a dependent student 

Other Funds Available to Help Cover the Costs of College

  • Student Employment – students may be eligible to earn regular paychecks for working in a department on campus. These funds can then be used to cover the tuition or any other costs associated with going to college.
  • Veterans Benefits – if you or a parent is eligible for VA Education Benefits. 
  • Other sources of Aid – see here for several other options for funding to help pay for college.