Many types of financial aid are available from many different sources.

There are two basic types of financial aid – gift aid and self-help aidScholarships and grants are forms of gift aid as these are sources of aid that typically do not need to be repaid, provided the enrollment period is completed.  Self-help aid refers to sources of aid that the student needs to either earn or pay back.  Loans and Federal Work Study are forms of self-help aid.