Financial Aid

Understanding Financial Aid

A link to 'Understanding Financial Aid'

Guide to Financial Aid

A link to the guide for financial aid.

Financial Aid for Minority Students

A link to a guide for financial aid for minority students.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Financial Aid is available to help pay for the cost of your postsecondary education. The federal government is the main provider of financial aid for college.  Grants, loans and work-study are the three categories of aid students may be eligible to  receive. If you wish to be considered for financial aid, you MUST fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available after January 1st for the following school year. Be sure to pay attention to deadlines which vary from college to college.

To apply, visit or call 1-800-4-FED-AID. You can also visit to find detailed information on Federal Student Aid programs.


Some colleges require you to fill out the CSS PROFILE as well as FAFSA.  The PROFILE is an online application that collects information used by certain colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds. Unlike the FAFSA, there is a cost associated with filing the PROFILE; $25 for the initial application and one college/program. Each additional report is $16.

You can read more about the CSS PROFILE, to inlcude the application and a guide to completing it at

New England Regional Student Tuition Break Program

New England Regional Student Tuition Break Program