There are a variety of resources available to assist students with paying for college.
Grants: Free money that is offered to students based on demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Loans: Funds that the student and/or parent borrow to assist with educational expenses and must be repaid.
Work Study: A federal program where students earn money while attending school; funds do not have to be repaid.
Scholarships: Free money that does not require repayment. Often scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, talent, academics, or financial need.
Other: These are resources such as Veteran’s Benefits, Tribal Scholarships/Aid, College Savings Plans, etc.