Financial Aid for Undergraduates
Nearly all financial aid is supplementary to the financial ability and commitment of students and their families. Some aid is considered 'gift' aid, and others 'self-help' aid. 'Gift' aid will not need to be repaid, but carry various requirements for eligibility. 'Self-help' aid includes employment and loans (money that must be repaid), and will most likely be the largest portion of aid.
- Federal Education Grants (Pell Grants, FSEOG [Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grants])
- Institutional Scholarships
- State Grants
- Private Scholarships & Grants
- Part-time Employment (private employment or Federal Work Study)
- Stafford (Federal) Loans
- Private Loans
Most aid will require reapplication on a quarterly to annual basis. Guidance regarding the required frequency of action can be found on the page describing the respective program or by inquiry to the Financial Aid Office.