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Types of student financial aid

There are many ways to get help paying for college or career school. Options include grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study.

Visit Types of Financial Aid on the Federal Student Aid website. You will learn about funding you can get from the government, your school, and private sources including:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Work-study
  • Loans

Avoid financial aid scams

You may not need to hire a company to help you find financial aid. Instead, search online for scholarships or ask a school guidance counselor for help. Learn what questions to ask before you pay a company for help finding financial aid.

LAST UPDATED: February 27, 2024


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