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Types of Aid

If you need help paying for college, there are many types of aid to help fund your education. Aid can be used to pay for tuition, room and meals, books and other expenses.   

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Scholarships are a form of aid that doesn't have to be repaid. St. Scholastica offers many scholarships for its first-year and transfer students. Additionally scholarships can be awarded by outside groups such as foundations, civic organizations and other groups. Scholarship eligibility can be based on academic ability (often referred to as merit-based scholarships), financial situation (often referred to as need-based) or a combination of both.

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Grants are also a form of aid that you will not need to pay back. Grants are offered by both the state and federal government and are based on financial need. To be considered for grants, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grant amounts can vary each year. Students must complete the FAFSA each year to be considered for grant funding.

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Student loans are another option to finance your education. Unlike scholarships and grants, student loans need to be repaid. Student loans are either issued by a private bank or the federal government (Federal Perkins, Federal Direct and Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans). St. Scholastica determines eligibility for Federal Perkins and Federal Direct Loans based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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St. Scholastica offers tuition discounts, such as our multiple family discount, further reducing the cost of your education. 

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Student employment

Often referred to as "work-study," student employment help students offset education expenses by working on campus. About 25 percent of the student population at St. Scholastica is given an opportunity to work on campus through the Student Employment Program.

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Veterans benefits

Veterans and/or their dependents may be eligible for military educational benefits through a number of programs including the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon program.

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