There are two basic types of financial aid: gift aid and self-help aid.Gift Aid is assistance you receive that does not have to be repaid such as scholarships and grants. Self-Help Aid includes work opportunities and loans. It's called self-help because you take responsibility for receiving this type of aid. Work-Study allows you to earn money while you are in college. Students Loans assist students with educational expenses while in college.
- State of Illinois and Federal Grants