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Types of Aid

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There are four general types of financial aid to help fund your education at Boise State.



Loans

Loans are aid you borrow and pay back to a federal or state institution, or private lenders.



Grants

Grants are need-based financial aid that you do not need to repay if you meet all of the conditions of the award.



Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a merit or need basis and you don’t need to repay a scholarship if you meet all of the conditions of the award.



Work-study

Work-study provides the opportunity for you to work on campus and earn a bi-weekly paycheck. Every dollar you earn is a dollar you won’t have to pay back later.