Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid

 

Student aid is money provided by the federal government or another entity, such as a school or a state government, to help students pay for college or trade school. The U. S. Department of Education's federal student aid programs deliver billions of dollars to students each year to help provide financial assistance for postsecondary students.  The U.S. Department of Education offers three major types of aid:

 

 Grants- most of which do not have to be paid back,

 Work-Study- which provides income for a part-time jobs

 Student loans- money loaned to students which must be paid back with interest after the student graduates or drops out of school

 

 Many students are unaware that they might be eligible for financial aid so it is very important for those planning on going to college to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Though not everyone qualifies for grants or work-study, most colleges will want the application filled out to help students with other scholarships and loans. For more information click on the links below:

 

 www.studentaid.ed.gov

www.fafsa.ed.gov

  www.finaid.org

www.kasfaa.org/docs/toc_highschools.html