Find money for college
We know the thought of paying for college can be overwhelming—but your education is one of the best investments you can make. Financial aid can help you cover your costs.
Financial aid falls into one of three categories:
- Gift aid, which you don’t have to pay back—like scholarships and grants
- Loans, which you’ll pay back with interest after you leave school
- Federal Work-Study, in which you earn money through a part-time job on or off campus
Before you apply for aid, make sure you understand the different types and what the requirements of each are. In order to receive most types of aid, you must meet general eligibility requirements determined by the U.S. Department of Education. You must also be enrolled in a degree program or an eligible certificate program.