Few students can afford to pay for school without educational financial aid, but there are so many kinds of educational financial aid that the world of financial aid can feel overwhelming.

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When making decisions about paying for school, students should know which kinds of educational financial aid are available.

As the #1 e-learning resource on the Web, WorldWideLearn.com strives to provide students with up-to-date information about financial aid for online learning programs. This section of our comprehensive site makes the world of financial aid easier to understand.

Three major kinds of financial aid are:

  1. Scholarships
  2. Grants
  3. Education loans


Scholarships do not need to be repaid as long as you meet all scholarship requirements.

Scholarships are personalized forms of financial aid. They are usually available to students with particular strengths in academic, artistic, or athletic fields. Students from underrepresented groups or students with financial need may also be eligible to receive scholarships.

The scholarship section of this site provides information about the many specialized scholarship opportunities available to you.


Grants do not need to be repaid as long as you meet all grant requirements.

Pell Grants are funded by the federal government. To receive a Pell Grant, students must meet certain qualifications. The Pell Grant section of this site provides more information about Pell Grants.

Many colleges and universities also have their own instituitional grant programs.

Education Loans

Education loans need to be repaid.

The following types of loans are available from the federal government:

  • Student loans (Stafford loans)
  • Parent loans (PLUS loans)
  • Professional and Graduate Student PLUS loans

Stafford loans can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized Stafford loans are awarded to students based on financial need. Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are not based on financial need.

PLUS loans are available to parents of dependent students.

Student PLUS loans are available to professional and graduate students.

To apply for any form of federal financial aid, you need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students should complete the FAFSA on the Web worksheet prior to filling out the FAFSA; it makes the process go much more smoothly.

It can be more difficult for International and Canadian students to obtain financial aid in the United States but financial aid opportunities are available for such students.

The Canadian Students and International Students sections of this site provide information about financial aid that is available.

Know what financial aid opportunities are right for you

As the #1 e-learning resource on the web, World Wide Learn provides the information you need about financial aid

  • Canadian Students
  • Federal Student Loans
  • Financial Aid Resources
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • International Students
  • Military Financial Aid
  • Private Student Loans
  • Savings Plans & Tax Breaks
  • Scholarships Services
  • Student Loan Consolidation
  • Student Loan Relief
  • U.S. Financial Aid
  • Workstudy Programs

Use this site as a resource to learn about financial aid and paying for school. You can go to school. There are many ways to make it happen.