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Aid for Undergraduates

— Recommended Options —

As a first-time or returning student, your best options begin with the federal aid program. This requires your filing the FAFSA form each academic year.


  1. Grants: see if you qualify for any federal or school grants. This is FREE money that doesn't have to be repaid: view information


  2. Scholarships: start searching for FREE scholarship money. Check with your school, community, and affiliated family organizations: view scholarship information


  3. Perkin Loans: available for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Maximum annual limit: $4,000
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  4. Fed Stafford Loans: get the maximum amount of federal Stafford loans as possible. The available amounts will increase each academic year:
    jump to Stafford student loan information


  5. Private Loans: if you need additional funds that are not subject to federal regulations, check into private student loans. You can borrow up to $30,000 each academic year and defer repayments until after you graduate: jump to private student loan information


  6. Other Aid: view other financial aid options that may be availiable: see summary of financial aid options



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