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Types of Financial Aid

College can be expensive. Don’t give up when you see the price tag. Financial aid is available to help you meet the cost of higher education. There are several types of aid available to you.

Grants
Grants are available from the federal government, the state of Oklahoma and from MACU. By submitting the FAFSA, you will be given eligibility consideration for all federal and state grants. Many grants are based on your financial need. Grants are considered gift aid and they do not need to be repaid. Check on the right side of this page for lisitng of available grants.

Scholarships
Scholarships are gifts you do not have to pay them back. Scholarships can be based on need or merit or both. You may receive scholarships from colleges, organizations, or foundations. Different scholarships are available for different types of students. Scholarships may be based on your grades, what you want to study in college, whether you are male or female, or your after-school activities. Check on the right side of this page for the listing of available scholarships.

Loans
Loans have to be repaid; even if you don't finish school!

Student loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest, just like a car loan or other loan. You cannot cancel this loan because you didn't like the education you received, quit in the middle, or didn't get a good job after school. Check on the right side of this page for the listing of available loans.

Work Study
Under the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program, you work part-time to earn money for your education. It is available to students who demonstrate financial need.

Work-study jobs may relate to your course of study or involve community service. Often the jobs are on campus. You'll earn at least minimum wage. Check on the right side of this page for the listing of available loans