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Financial Aid Financial Glossary

What is it? General term that describes any source of student assistance outside the student or the students family. Funds awarded to a student to help meet postsecondary educational expenses. These funds are generally awarded on the basis of financial need and include scholarships, grants, loans, and employment.

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