Types of Aid

Students are eligible for various types of aid including federal, institutional, and state funds. Students may be eligible for the following:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Loans
  • Private (Alternative) Loan
  • Student Employment

The Financial Aid Office (FAO) will award every form of aid a particular student is eligible for underneath the student’s Cost of Attendance (COA). Monies in which repayment is not required are awarded first in an effort to minimize student debt.  All financial aid funds, with the exception of Federal Work Study, are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

*Note* ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE AWARDED BASED ON FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT. ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE AWARDED BASED ON HALF-TIME ENROLLMENT. Students are encouraged to notify the FAO of any enrollment of less than full time. Any changes in enrollment will be adjusted by the FAO to accurately reflect students’ enrollment plans.