Types of Aid

Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study- essential resources to help cover college expenses. Learn more details about eligibility for different types of aid below:

2024-2025 EligibilityEligibility chart

What is Enrollment Intensity vs Enrollment level status?

Enrollment intensity is a percentage that represents how many units you are taking compared to a full-time course load.

Enrollment levels are full-time (12+ credit hours), 3/4 time (9 - 11 credit hours), half-time (6-8 credit hours), and less than half-time (1-5 credit hours). We do not round up for half (0.5) credits.

LTHT- Less Than Half-Time, HT-Half-Time, TQT-Three Quarter-Time, FT- Full-Time

There are a variety of ways to supplement the funds you have set aside for your education. Many students will receive some sort of financial aid; some funds do not have to be repaid while others are loans. You'll find information on the most common kinds of student aid below.

Student Loans

A direct student loan is aid that is deferred until you’re out of school. You must pay it back.


Grants are free aid you do not have to pay back. Essentially, they are a gift.


Scholarships are a gift - they do not need to be paid back.

Federal Work Study

FWS provides employment opportunities for students with financial eligibility, allowing them to earn money to help finance the cost of their education.