|How Aid Works
What is need-based financial aid?
How do we determine eligibility?
Learn more about what factors are included in a family contribution.
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Applying for Aid
|Types of Financial Aid
What are the different kinds of financial aid available? Learn about scholarship and grants, loans, student employment, and outside scholarships.
| Eligibility Factors
Besides your financial circumstances, your financial aid eligibility is also based on other factors. Here is how we handle these different circumstances.
The 2014-15 FAFSA will now collect information from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents’ marital status or gender, if those parents live together. It will provide a new option for dependent applicants to describe their parents' marital status as "unmarried and both parents living together." Additionally, where appropriate, the new FAFSA form will also use terms like "Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent)" and "Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)" instead of gender-specific terms like "mother" and "father."
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