Funding resources

Investing in your education can get pretty expensive. The good news is that there are numerous programs and billions of funds in place to assist those pursuing a college degree.

Financial aid is money supplied by a source other than your family to help pay education expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, etc. Typically, this aid exists in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs. Financial aid can be need-based (awarded based on your financial need) or merit-based (awarded for special talents or achievements you've made). There are also other ways to fund your college education, such as savings plans, exemptions, tuition rebates, etc.

What are the differences between a grant and a loan? 

Click the buttons below to learn more about these programs and how to qualify.

Programs Expect more info on Program Expect more info on
  • Federal Pell
  • Texas
  • TPEG
  • America Reads
  • Comm. Service
  • Federal program
  • State program
  • CAL
  • Emergency
  • PLUS
  • Direct Subsidized
  • Direct Unsubsidized
  • Alternative Private loans
Other funding options
  • Betterment program
  • Exemptions
  • Installment plans
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment
  • Institutional
  • Other
Other funding options
  • Savings plans
  • Tax credits
  • Tuition assistance
  • Tuition rebate
  • Veterans benefits
  • Waivers