What is financial aid?

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. The only way to get financial aid is to file FASFA®. Filing this free application automatically applies students for grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and low-interest federal loans.

Financial aid awards may include a combination of the various types of aid – some of it free aid and some of which you will have to pay back. 

Many think that financial aid only covers tuition, but it actually helps cover your total cost of attendance! The total cost of attendance, also known as COA, includes tuition, school fees, room & board, books, school supplies, transportation, and even childcare!

For a more in-depth guide on everything financial aid, click here.