Financial Aid for Students

How do I apply for a grant or scholarship?

In most cases, grant and scholarship applications are handled by the source. To apply for these items, you should contact the agency/institution that is offering the grant or scholarship. To qualify for federal grants or loans you should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By completing a FAFSA, you will also be considered for State grants.

What types of financial aid are available?

A student may find assistance paying for college from many sources. It is important to understand from where the money is originating and your responsibilty if you receive the money.

Federal student aid is a primary resource for many students.


State funded aid is allocated to participating institutions and disbursed to students.

How much is college going to cost?

The actual cost of college varies depending on a number of factors including cost of tuition, fees, residency status, program of study, room/board, books/supplies, transportation and more. Below, you can view a history of tuition and fees at public institutions. For up-to-date tuition rates, contact your institution directly. Below are some documents to help put the cost of college and financial aid in perspective.

How do I qualify for state aid or participate in an exchange/reciprocity program?

What is the DHE’s role in administering financial aid?

Where can I find assistance locating financial aid?




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