The purpose of financial aid is to assist students in paying for their education. It is a need-based program, and eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov). Federal Student aid includes grants, work-study, and loans. Financial aid will not cover all educational expenses, but is designed to assist students in meeting those needs. No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, or age.