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What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid at the School of Education refers to a broad range of scholarships, grants, and loan programs. When students apply for financial aid, they are generally applying for all of the potential programs for which they might be eligible. Based on the eligibility guidelines for each program, available funding, and the student's own financial resources, students will be offered one or more types of aid. These are:

  • Grants and Scholarships: gift money that usually does not have to be paid back
  • Loans: Funds that are borrowed, with interest, to pay for educational costs
  • Work: Employment opportunities for students to earn money for college costs

Keep in mind that financial aid is intended to supplement each student's own financial resources. The basic premise behind financial aid is that students (and their family where applicable) are responsible for paying for college costs to the extent that they are able.

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Financial Aid Office
Columbia Center
Suite 110
P: (410) 516-9808
F: (410) 516-9799