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Financial Aid

Grants are monies that do not need to be repaid and are usually based on need. Need is defined as the difference between the College's Cost of Attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by completing the FAFSA. 

Federal Student Loans are financial aid that must be repaid.

Scholarships are funds that are usually merit-based. They may be awarded to students based on a specific talent or skill. Always read the fine print before accepting a scholarship, they may require a service commitment.

Federal Work-Study
The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is to extend part-time employment opportunities for students, who are in need of the earnings from part-time employment in order to pursue a higher education. Students may work during the semester as an FWS employee in various departments and divisions of the College. The number of hours a student can work is based on the degree of financial need. 

Please note: the SFAO communicates with you mainly via e-mail, so please provide us with an e-mail address that you check frequently.