Types of Aid

Financial aid programs offered at Cal Poly are funded and regulated through federal, state and local agencies and through the university itself.

General Information

  • A financial aid award can be composed of different kinds of aid including grants, loans, scholarships and work- study. Every financial aid award will include some type of loan. See Loan Information above.
  • There are other types of aid including alternative loans, employment, outside scholarships and more.
  • Grant and scholarship monies are gift funds that do not require repayment (unless you do not complete the term of enrollment). However, these funds may have other enrollment requirements or limitations on eligibility.

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