85.0% of students in 2017 received some type of financial aid while attending a 4-year institution.**
77.8% of students in 2017 received some type of financial aid while attending a 2-year institution.**
$7,240: The average amount of federal student aid received by students in 2017***
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Unlike loans, you do not need to repay grants. Education grants and scholarships are awarded by the government and private organizations to help eligible individuals pay for classes, room & board or supplies.
We take into account things like your field of study, your heritage, religious affiliation, prior grades, and other factors may help you qualify for these programs, and work to match you and your educational goals with the funding that is available to you. Financial aid is available for many types of degree program, and we’ll get to work matching you with the money to make your education happen.
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You have more options than you think. While student loans are available from the Government, your options include Federal Pell Grants, Federal Stafford and/or parent PLUS loans, regardless of your current income.
Grants: Grants, unlike a loan do not have to be repaid. A Pell grant, for example, can be worth up to $6,345 - depending on your financial need, school costs, registration status (full-time or part-time student), and enrollment (full academic year or less).
Nearly every student is eligible for some type of financial aid, and exploring your options means that we’ll work to find it. Get in touch, and we’ll make sure you meet the basic eligibility requirements, and get to work finding your grant!
To be eligible, you must:
**Data collected and distributed by the National Center for Education Statistics https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018144.pdf
***Data collected and distributed by the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2018144
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Occasionally you might have to pay back part or all of a grant if, for example, you withdraw from school before finishing an enrollment period such as a semester. Source: