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Learn the Financial Aid Language

Learn the Financial Aid Language to get ahead!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Texas Application for Federal Student Aid (TASFA)

 

Types of Grants

Pell Grant – federal grant by the Department of Education

ACG – Academic Competitiveness Grant

SEOG – Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
 

Learn More About Grants Here!

Scholarships

Institutional – school awarded scholarships based on academics, athletics, extracurricular, leadership, etc.
Miscellaneous – scholarships sponsored by corporate companies, organizations, businesses, student’s high school


Loans

Unsubsidized loan- accrues interest while you are in school and during repayment
Subsidized- DO NOT accrue interest while you are in school and during repayment

Stafford – loans awarded in two forms (1) subsidized and (2) unsubsidized

Perkins – based on “exceptional” or extreme” need
 

Learn more about Loans Here!

 

Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS)
Employment can be on or off campus. In order to qualify for Work study you must:
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Show demonstrated needed

Non Federal Work Study
Employment is not based on need. Check with your college for job opportunities. In order to qualify for Non Federal Work Study you must:
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Not be eligible for Federal Work Study

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Managed by the San Antonio Education Partnership