These options provide money for your education that you don't have to pay back. Free money or gift aid consists of two types:
This financial aid option requires you to work while in college. The Federal Work-Study Program is a program of employment that provides jobs for students both on and off campus.
These sources require you to pay back the money you receive. Usually, you pay back the money when you're no longer in school.
You may use any combination of these financial aid resources based on the eligibility requirements. The best place to get help and information is your college's financial aid office. Talk with someone in that office as soon as you can. There are application deadlines for some financial aid programs and you'll want to give yourself time to complete your applications and submit them before any deadline passes.