Financial Aid

 

Bertha-Hewitt's Financial Aid Night is Oct. 10 at 6pm in the Library. Come hear Financial Aid information from the experts. Bring your 2017 Tax Information and you will be able to complete the FAFSA that night. 

 

Financial aid are grants, scholarships, work-study and/or federal loans. To apply for aid, you’ll need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the U.S. Department of Education. The FAFSA is a free form that may be completed without professional assistance via paper or electronic forms. To apply online, you must go to the FAFSA website listed below.

 

Grants

  • Given by the government, schools or organizations to help you through school

  • Do not need to be repaid and are usually given based on financial need

  • Awarded as part of your overall financial aid package

 

Scholarships

  • Awarded by private donors or schools

  • Don’t need to be repaid

  • Usually given based on financial need or merit (based on being a good student, a good athlete, or meeting some other qualification)

 

Work-Study

  • Involves a part-time job, usually on campus, so you can earn a paycheck while attending school

  • Awarded as part of your overall financial aid package

  • Student is responsible for applying for jobs and checking for openings

 

Loans

  • Must be repaid

  • Often used to cover expenses that can’t be paid for in other ways

  • Many are set up so you don’t need to begin making payments until after you graduate

 

 

Useful Financial Aid Information:

 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

 

Federal Student Aid - Great Website for Students!

 

Minnesota Office of Higher Education 

District Office Regular Hours:     7:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday

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