Types of Aid

Financial Aid comes in many forms and includes funds offered at the federal, state and institutional level. Most financial aid funds are offered based of the financial information provided on your FAFSA. Financial aid offers can consist of a combination of these funds.

Scholarships and grants are considered "gift" aid since they do not require repayment.

By contrast, loans and work study are considered "self-help" aid. Loans are funds that require repayment, while work study is paid to a student after a job is secured and hours are worked.

It's important to note that a work study offer is a potential to earn funds and not a guarantee that you will earn the entire amount offered.

To seek out what aid you may be eligible for, please choose a program based on your status as an undergraduate, graduate student, or participant in 5- and 8-week accelerated online degree plans.

undergraduate financial aid types


Financial assistance for your first years in college
Doctor of Education


Financial assistance for continuing higher education
Doctor of Education

Online Programs

Specialized aid for continuing online higher education