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Office of Student Financial Aid > Types of Student Financial Assistance
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Student financial assistance can come in many forms, though most assistance at the graduate/professional level should be expected to be in the form of student loans.

  1. Grants & Scholarships - "Free money" that isn't required to be repaid.  These funds are awarded based on financial need, merit, academics, or some combination of these criteria.
  2. Student Loans - Money that is borrowed from some source that must be repaid over time, typically with interest. 
  3. Work - Earnings for performing some type of service to an organization.
Each of these types of assistance can come from a variety of sources.  In general, your application for financial assistance at Rush will be the single application required for all of these programs.  Details regarding these financial assistance programs are available by clicking the appropriate links in the left-hand navigation of this site.

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