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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 General Information Financial Aid Sources of Financial Aid  

Sources of Financial Aid

After financial need has been established, the student is notified of the exact nature of aid awarded. The total amount of each award is revised annually based upon the university's aid budget and on information provided by the student on the aid application filed each year. When comparing an aid offer from Rutgers with aid offered by another institution, consider not only the total dollars offered, but also the type of aid that is being offered and how much aid is being offered in relationship to the cost of attending the institution.

There are three basic kinds of financial aid: gift aid (scholarships, awards, and grants), loans, and employment. Gift awards do not require repayment. Grants require demonstrated need, while scholarships and awards generally have academic or other special requirements. Loans must be repaid, usually after the student leaves college. Employment programs allow the student to earn money for personal and other expenses through a part-time job. Putting the different types of aid together to meet financial need is the responsibility of the Office of Financial Aid and is referred to as the aid package. Decisions are based upon financial need, qualifications, and the funds available to the university.

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