What Is Financial Aid?
Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school.
There are many different types of financial aid available to students. They all are unique and offer distinct benefits to those who qualify. All students considering financial aid should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and enter Ridgewater’s college code 005252.
Students participating in financial aid programs should become familiar with their rights and responsibilities.
Sources of Aid to Consider
Grants – Aid that does not require repayment
Loans – Various student loan programs requiring repayment
Scholarships – Aid provided by organizations that does not require repayment (Please note – scholarships require their own unique applications.)
Work Study – Paid employment through the college
If your financial situation changes after you have completed the FAFSA, or if you feel the FAFSA does not accurately reflect your current family and/or income circumstances, please contact our office at 800-722-1151 for more information or to set up an appointment with our director.
Financial Aid Forms
Please note: You must fill out a FAFSA application online.