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Types of Aid

Financial Aid basically consists of 3 different types of aid. 

  • Grants/Scholarships
    • Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid.
    • Grants/scholarships are awarded based on various factors such as merit (academics), financial need (determined by the FAFSA), or various other reasons. 


  • Work-Study
    • Work programs are awarded through the financial aid office. 
    • Student must work to earn the money.  


  • Loans
    • Loans can either be taken out in the student's name or the parent's name, depending on the type of loan. 
    • Loans must be paid back. 
    • Some loans can be awarded through the financial aid office, while others are initiated by the student or parent.

Financial Aid
Address:  900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8080, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4517 | Fax: (254) 295-5009