provide financial aid which does not have to be repaid. They are generally provided
by the Federal government through the Department of Education, or individual states.
Federal grants are awarded to students with financial need. Students must apply for
the FAFSA, which is used to determine a student’s need and eligibility for financial
aid, including grants.
Loans are funds that
provide borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. There are many types of
student loans, which may or may not be need-based. The Financial Aid office will
determine your eligibility with the completion of the FAFSA each year.
allows you to earn money to help pay for educational expenses while enrolled in
school. Work Study programs provide students with employment opportunities on
campus, though it is up to the student to secure employment. Participation in this
program is typically based on financial need determined by the FAFSA each year.
are a different type of student aid which you do not need to repay and are generally
reserved for students and prospective students that apply for funds from a wide
variety of sources. You can apply for scholarships through College of Eastern Idaho