What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is any resource that is available to assist you with paying for your cost of attendance. Financial aid includes resources awarded by St. Thomas, a private scholarship organization, a governmental agency or your employer (tuition reimbursement). Financial aid also includes student loans provided by the federal government, state government or private lenders. Earnings from work (including graduate assistantships) are not generally considered financial aid, unless the source of funds is a need-based program.‌