We know the thought of paying for college can be overwhelming—but your education is one of the best investments you can make. Financial aid can help you cover your costs.
Financial aid falls into one of three categories:
- Gift aid, which you don’t have to pay back—like scholarships and grants
- Loans, which you’ll pay back with interest after you leave school
- Federal work-study, in which the federal government pays part of your wages for a part-time job
Before you apply for aid, make sure you understand the different types and what the requirements of each are.