Types of Aid

Students who complete the CSS Profile and FAFSA and are enrolling in an undergraduate program are considered for many forms of financial aid, including Federal and University scholarships, grants, and loans. For more information, please click the award type in the left menu.

There is some jargon when it comes to financial aid, and it can be confusing at times. We've provided a glossary of some of the more common financial aid terms to help you out.

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Non Need-based Financial Aid

If you wish to apply for non-need based financial aid, first file the FAFSA. SFS does not administer merit scholarships. If your parent intends to apply for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, you need to have a current-year FAFSA on file.