Types of Aid
Confused about the various types of aid? Here is a breakdown:
Qualifying for Aid
Qualifying for “need-based” aid (aid that is based on your financial need) begins with completing the FAFSA form. Students may begin as early as October 1. Please note: You must submit all required documentation to our Financial Aid Office before you will be considered for financial assistance.
Students who qualify under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals do not qualify for federal financial aid, state scholarship programs and University scholarships that are funded through the State budget allocations. DACA students may be eligible for private scholarships depending on the requirements of the individual program. Students are encouraged to use search engines such as fastweb.com, finaid.org, edupass.org and collegeboard.org.
Additional information is available at www.finaid.org/otheraid/undocumented.phtml. Students may also want to speak with their advocate about opportunities available to assist in the financing of their college education.
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