Financial aid is designed to help remove the cost barriers that may prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. It is meant to supplement your family's ability to pay for college costs such as tuition/fees, books/supplies, room/board and transportation. Whether or not you receive financial aid will depend on your demonstrated financial need and other eligibility requirements.
Most financial aid comes from the state and federal government in the form of grants, loans, student employment and scholarships.
There are many factors affecting eligibility for financial aid. Therefore, you should apply for financial aid every academic year, even if you think you will not qualify. Financial aid is available for full time as well as part time students.