Learn more about different types of financial aid available to help pay for college and related expenses.
Grants, including the California College Promise Grant which covers enrollment fees, are a great type of financial aid because you don’t typically have to pay them back.
Federal Direct Loans
A direct loan is money you borrow from the federal government that you have to pay back with interest. We encourage students to apply for grants and scholarships before taking out a student loan.
The federal work-study (FWS) program provides jobs to undergraduate students who are paid an hourly rate at minimum wage or above. Jobs are provided on and off campus, with hourly wages paid directly to the student to help with educational expenses.
There are scholarship opportunities for all students and the funds do not have to be repaid!