Student Financial Aid
Grants, Loans, Scholarships, & Student Employment
The Financial Aid office (FAO) assists students and prospective students in applying for state and federal aid programs. State and federal governments, the University, and many private organizations offer grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities to students who demonstrate need for such assistance. Each student’s financial situation is carefully assessed, taking into consideration family size, assets, income, debts, and estimated costs of attending college. Types and amounts of financial aid vary according to State and Federal guidelines, student needs, and availability of funds. Although many programs have specific deadlines, students are encouraged to check with the Financial Aid Help Desk throughout the year.