There are various types of financial aid available to students, they include:
- Grants that are awarded based on the student's financial need and do not have to be repaid.
- Scholarships are awarded based on the student's merit or talent and do not have to be paid back.
- Student employment/workstudy provide student financial aid in exchange for work.
- Loans are monies that you and/or your parent(s) can borrow to help pay for college expenses. , usually with interest.
Most scholarship deadlines fall between January - March 1st, this means that to be consider you should start your scholarship search in December in order to submit the necessary applications before or by the specify submission deadline.
Carefully read the directions and the requirements to ensure you meet the set criteria. Click and download the Scholarship Sources PDF document which includes a list of scholarship and financial aid online resources specifically for diverse college students.
It is well worth the time to search for as many scholarship opportunities as possible in order to find additional financial aid to help cover your college education costs.
Still looking for more sources of free money?
Try the Free Scholarship Search web site.