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Types of Aid: Dollars for College

Types of Aid: Dollars for College

Kay Peterson, Ph.D., FastWeb

With college costs rising, most students need help paying for higher education. And most will rely on more than one source to cover costs. Learn how to put together the pieces of your financial aid package.

Grants and Scholarships: This is free money that doesn’t have to be repaid.

Grants are awards based on financial need or funds distributed to support a specific project (e.g. research grants).

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• Federally-sponsored grants include the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). Both are based solely on financial need.

To apply for federally sponsored grants, fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon after January 1 as possible.

To learn more about federal aid, consult the U.S. Department of Education’s FAFSA Web site:

• Scholarships are short-term or lump-sum awards that are distributed according to criteria set by the scholarship provider (financial need, academic or civic distinction, hobbies, etc.).

Since criteria vary, be sure to check application requirements before you apply.

Scholarships are often provided by private sources, such as schools, companies and organizations.

Find scholarship opportunities that are right for you by using

Work-Study Programs

In work-study, you earn your financial aid by working either on or off campus. It’s a great way to earn money for college while gaining valuable work experience.

Work-study assistance may be provided by private sources, through the school or as part of the Federal Work-Study program.

Loans: These are funds that must be repaid either by students or their families.

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    over 6 years ago


    i hope i find a loop whole somewhere im need all the help i can get

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    over 6 years ago


    well cedrica, i did a private nurses aid course tht wasnt recongised in my country, and that is why i am looking for financial help overseas. my family cannot afford my tutition as i am 27, and this has been my dream for a longtime.

    i need advice as to where to apply i have family i could stay at but to get thepaper work going for my migration isthe problem.

    I am from trinidad and as so many other immigrants are making it hard for some of us that really want to work and study. sigh

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    almost 7 years ago


    renee I am a 35 yr old cna and my dream is to become a nurse as well, 1989 was a long time ago seem to me your student loan should have been paid off by now, with income tax they seem to take their money. First off try to resolve the defaulted loan don't let it linger over your head and stop you from pursuing your dream because if we don't dream we have nothing. Some nursing homes have programs that will help you pursue your nursing career as long as you work for them as well as some hospitals. I'm on the web now looking for grants you have to encourage yourself and don't give up. Angie

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    almost 7 years ago


    I am 53 and been doing cna, forever, my dream is to be a nurse, student loan made their mistake and defaulyed me in 1989 I still cannot pursue a lifelong dream, any adveice, I amnow unemployed & broke! any help out there? renee

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