Financial Aid 101

What is Financial Aid?

Plain and simple, Financial Aid is money you can use to pay for your college education. There are many types of financial aid, including Grants, Scholarships and Self-Help Aid.

You and your family should explore each option to determine which one is best for you.

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships provide money for your education that does not need to be paid back once you graduate. Grants and scholarships are provided by Kettering University, external organizations, and the state and federal government. 

Self-help Aid

Self-Help Aid includes money you either borrow or earn while at school. At Kettering, that means you will have the opportunity to apply for federally funded and private loans. You also can earn money through your Co-op experience or through Work Study opportunities.