Types of Financial Aid

We can help make your education affordable! If you're interested in financial aid for college, you've come to the right place. These programs provide more than $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Click on the types of aid in the menu on the left to get more information.

IMPORTANT: Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) immediately if you will be receiving a tuition exemption, employee reimbursement, or third party payment. Failure to notify the OSFA may result in being billed for previously disbursed financial aid that you were not entitled to.

Tuition Exemptions received for graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants may reduce financial aid offers and it is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Grants

Grants are financial aid offers that are based on financial need and does not have to be repaid. There many grants provided by the University, Federal, State, and other sources.

Grants

Scholarships

Review the many scholarships opportunities available to students.

Scholarships

Florida Bright Futures

State-funded scholarships are offered to Florida high school graduates based on high school academic achievement. 

Florida Brignt Futures

Loans

Loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid. There many types of loans with various requirements, including Federal, private, and more.

Loans

Need-Based Employment or Work-study

These need-based programs allow eligible students to earn money to help pay for education expenses.

Need-Based Employment or Work-study

Community Part-time Jobs

Off-campus job resources are open to all registered, degree-seeking, U.S. Employment Authorized students, regardless of financial need.

Community Part-time Jobs

Help Buying Books

There are two options in which FAU students can purchase textbooks: The Short Term Advance program and the FAU Bookstore Line of Credit program.

Help Buying Books