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Financial Aid

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in determining a student’s financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA application is FREE to fill out!  NEVER pay for filling out this application!  If the system asks for payment, please contact our office at finaid@highlands.edu.  This application determines student eligibility to receive Federal Student Aid (Pell Grant, FSEOG-Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, FWS-Federal Work Study, and loans-Subsidized/Unsubsidized/Parent PLUS).  It is also used to determine a student’s financial need when awarding institutional scholarships. Learn More>>>

Scholarships

HOPE,  Zell Miller, and other scholarships are provided as resources to students who qualify. These scholarships are contingent on a student’s GPA and may be affected by SAT or ACT scores, number of completed semester hours, and other factors. Learn More >>>

Loans and Grants

There are a few different loan and grant options available to our students including:

Loan Options

  • Direct Loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized/Parent PLUS)
  • Student Access Loan (SAL)
  • Private Student Loans

It’s important to review all information regarding loan options, amounts, and interest rates. Learn More>>>

Grant Options

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

It’s important to review all information regarding grant options. Learn More>>>

Payment Plan

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time with Nelnet. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll! Learn More>>>