Financial aid options include grants, scholarships, loans and employment and programs for veterans, senior citizens, volunteer firefighters, National Guard members and those who are unemployed.
Financial aid programs are divided into four basic categories:
- Grants: Financial aid that does not have to be repaid
- Scholarships: Financial assistance that is not repaid
- Loans: Financial source that usually carries an interest payment and must be repaid to the lender
- Employment Programs: Opportunities enabling students to earn money to meet educational expenses