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The term “Financial Aid” means different things to different people.  When we refer to financial aid, we are talking about everything from scholarships, grants and prizes to student loans and jobs on campus.  Whether the funds come from UCA, the federal or state government or private donors, it is all financial aid.

Each type of funding received by a student has its own eligibility and renewal rules.  It can be confusing but we are here to help you navigate the application process.

To learn more about the types of financial aid available and how to apply, click on the links below.
  • Scholarships – Gift aid that is awarded on the basis of academic merit or achievement, participation or performance, financial need or a combination of these.
  • Grants – Gift aid that is awarded based on financial need.
  • Loans – Money a student may borrow from the federal government or private lenders.
  • Jobs – Money a student may earn by working on campus.
  • Veteran Benefits – Money received by armed forces members, veterans or their dependents.


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