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There are five different types of awards that may be included in your financial aid award package:

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Scholarships are often referred to as "free money" because the student is not required to repay the awards. Scholarships may be awarded from the institution or from outside agencies.

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Grants may be federally or state funded. Grants may be based on need or on academic performance. Generally, grants do not need to be repaid.

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Federal loans are available for both students and parents of dependent students. These loans must be repaid upon graduation, with interest.

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Federal work study provides on campus employment opportunities. Students will earn a bi-weekly paycheck for hours worked.

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Veteran's benefits and services may be available for those who qualify.

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