There are various types of financial aid available to students, some of which 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, this means that you should start your scholarship search in December in order to submit the necessary application and personal essay statement before or by the specify submission deadline. Carefully read and follow the directions and the requirements to ensure you meet the set criteria to help you get the scholarship.
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.
Having trouble finding scholarships? Then make an appointment with one of the CHE full-time advisors so that they can identify possible scholarships applicable to you. Also, all scholarship applications require a written personal statement. Did you know our CHE tutors are available to help you review your personal statements before it gets submitted?
If you need a letter of recommendation and you have establish a good relationship with any of the FULL -TIME staff then feel free to ask them to write you a letter on your behalf.
Try the Free Scholarship Search web site.