Types of Financial Aid

This page contains information on types of aid available at the College of Charleston. Choose a topic below to find out more information.

  • Loans- Loans are borrowed funds that have to be repaid with interest.
  • Grants- Grants are gift (free) money, which are usually given on the basis financial need.
  • Scholarships- Scholarships are gift (free) money usually given based on academic merit or some special talent.
  • Veterans Benefits- Veterans benefits may be available for veterans, reservists, and dependents or spouses of veterans.
  • Other Benefits- Other benefits available for students and families include work study programs, tax credits and college-savings programs.