What is student financial aid and who provides it?

What is student financial aid?

Financial aid from the federal government consists of Federal Pell Grants, Work-Study, Perkins Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and the federal loan programs which include Stafford and PLUS Loans.

New York State financial aid consists of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), scholarships, and other awards.

College financial aid consists of institutional grants, scholarships, work programs, and loans.