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Paying for College
Finding the money to pay for higher education can be a barrier for individuals applying to biotech programs. Fortunately, there are several options available in the form of federal and state financial aid, grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and more.
Here are descriptions of the most popular ways students pay for college:
Scholarships: Scholarship money is typically used for tuition, room and board, books, lab fees, and more. It is offered by nonprofit and for-profit organizations, individuals, and schools and it is awarded based on academic merit or focus, or the characteristics of the individual. Students are required to complete an application process and once awarded, scholarship money does not have to be repaid.
Grants: Grants are considered financial aid that does not have to be repaid and are generally awarded by the federal government, states, or colleges. The greater the student’s need for financial aid, the more likely they are to receive grant money.
Loans: Student loans are popular way to pay for college. They are offered by the government or a private organization at typically at a predetermined interest rate. Eligibility varies for each type of loan and not all are need-based.
Work-study Programs: A work-study program enables qualified students to earn money up to a pre-determined amount while working at an organization that has been approved by the program.
Employee Tuition Assistance: Many employers offer tuition assistance for classes outside of the scope of the employee’s current job. This is an excellent option for students who are able to work while attending a program or pursuing a degree.
We encourage prospective students to contact schools directly to learn about tuition assistance opportunities.
- Federal Financial Aid →
- State of Maryland Financial Aid Office →
- University of Maryland Financial Aid Office →
- Hood College Financial Aid Office →
- Mount St. Mary’s Financial Aid →
- The Universities at Shady Grove Financial Aid Resources →
- Montgomery College Financial Aid Office →
- Frederick Community College Financial Aid Office →