Understanding the types of resources available for funding a college education is important. The four sources of financial aid are private scholarships, money that comes directly from the college or university, federal aid, and state aid. Most students get money from all sources, and deadlines are very important.
Get2College provides online resources such as our scholarship finder and hands-on assistance with your FAFSA and state aid applications.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is required to receive any federal funds. Federal funds include the Pell Grant and other need-based and non-need-based grants, work-study program, and student loans.
The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid offers grants based on merit and ﬁnancial need to full-time students attending eligible Mississippi colleges and universities.
Privately funded scholarships are one type of financial aid for which students can apply. The funding may be national or local, and deadlines vary throughout the year.
These scholarships come directly from individual colleges and universities.