Overview: Federal Financial Aid Programs

The U.S. Department of Education provides a variety of financial assistance programs to help students and their families pay for college. To be eligible for Federal Student Aid programs, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Final eligibility is determined by institutions prior to the student receiving their payment. FSA may be received through campus employment, grants, and loans. These programs are summarized here. If you need more information, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4-FED-AID or visit www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Campus Employment

Federal Work-Study Program


Federal Pell Grants Program

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant)


Federal Perkins Loan Program

Federal PLUS Loans

Federal Stafford Loan Program