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Writing Winning Scholarship Essays

Types of Aid

Grants

Grants are often based on financial need and do not need to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund).

Scholarships

Scholarships generally do not have to be repaid. They are funds awarded to students based on academic or other achievements.

Work-Study

This is a federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.

Loans

A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.