Financial aid is money that helps you pay for higher education. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.
The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school.
Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have special talents, skills, or who have earned good grades. Need-based financial aid is given to students who demonstrate that they have financial need.