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Types of Aid

Financial aid is money that helps you pay for college. Financial aid can be a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study.

  • Scholarships and grants are "free money" that you do not need to repay.
  • Loans need to be paid back when you enroll less than half-time or you graduate.
  • Work Study includes a part-time job which can help you pay for school and living expenses.
  • Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.
  • Students with Disabilities may also qualify for funding through the Texas Workforce Commission.