If you need help paying for college, you’ll want to apply for financial aid. But what type? Financial aid comes in several forms, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Review the types of financial aid available at CGCC and then meet with a financial aid specialist to discuss the right option(s) for you.
Many students choose to borrow money from the federal government or private banks to pay for their education. Loans must be paid back, with interest, but you don’t need to start making payments until you’re no longer a student.
Think of grants as gifts from the state, federal government, or your school. They are awarded based on need and do not need to be repaid as long as you meet certain criteria. There are three types of grants available to CGCC students.
Federal Work-Study provides part-time employment to college students who need to earn money for their education. The program funds jobs on campus or at nearby nonprofit organizations or public entities.
Scholarships are typically funded by individual organizations or private donors and are awarded to students based on academic or other achievements, such as extracurricular activities. These gifts do not need to be repaid.