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Writing Winning Scholarship Essays

Types of Aid


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


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


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