Grants and Loans
Grants, unlike loans, are financial aid that do not have to be repaid. You must submit a FAFSA to apply.
Loans are student aid funds that you must repay with interest.
Working through College
Work-study is a part-time work program to earn money while you are in school.
Checklist Quick Look
✔ Complete your federal taxes
✔ Sign up for an FSA ID
✔ Complete the FAFSA
✔ Search and apply for scholarships
✔ If requested, complete the verification process
✔ Check your Financial Aid Status in CIS
✔ Accept your financial aid online in CIS
✔ If accepting loans, complete the Loan Counseling
✔ Complete Master Promissory Notes (MPN), if necessary
Start the application process