Types of Funding

Scholarships are funds provided to undergraduate students on the basis of excellence in academics, financial need, leadership, diversity, service, etc. or a combination of multiple factors. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Scholarships can come from federal, state, the University, or private sources.

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Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students in recognition of a student's demonstrated scholarship, scholastic and creative promise, and/or financial need. There is no service or work requirement associated with fellowship awards. A student holding a fellowship or a traineeship must be a full-time student during the period of appointment.

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File the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid grants. Grants do not typically require repayment and are offered to undergraduate students working on a first bachelor's degree who demonstrate financial need. Federal, state, and institutional sources are coordinated and administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

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There are other types of financial aid options that may be available to assist you with your college expenses.

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Federal Work-Study is a program that provides part-time jobs during the academic year and full- or part-time jobs during the summer for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.

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If you apply for financial aid by filing the FAFSA, you may be offered loans as part of your financial aid offer. A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest, even if you do not complete your program.

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