Students: Financial Aid

College: Financial Aid

Wed, 12 May 2010 - 12:05 PM CST

The cost of attending college is a lifetime investment in your future, and you must prepare for this journey sooner rather than later. But how do you find ways to keep afloat financially while balancing your academic, social and family life? College financial aid comes in the following forms:


  • Scholarships/Grants
  • Work-study
  • Federal/Private Loans


You can explore more specific financial and extracurricular opportunities below to better understand your journey into higher education. Take steps that lead you to a more stable future where you can make the most of your time and money in a college and professional environment!


We also compile each of our AG colleges' financial data. See how it compares.


Awards & Scholarships

Be sure to look into the scholarship and financial aid opportunities offered by your Assemblies of God college. Most of our colleges and universities offer various academic, performance and church-matching scholarships. Performance-based scholarships are given based on the following primary factors, though other factors are normally taken into consideration:


  • ACT/SAT Score
  • GPA
  • Class Ranking


Many of our colleges offer scholarships based on involvement in these AG ministries:


  • Girls Ministries
  • Royal Rangers
  • Fine Arts Festivals
  • Bible Quiz
  • AG pastors/missionaries' dependents


Community scholarships may be available as well:


Government Aid

Most government aid is based on financial need, which is determined by income tax information—your own in addition to your parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Determine your eligibility for federal financial aid:


  1. Research government aid loan types, separated into two categories
    1. Subsidized: Interest is not accumulated until your loan payments are due
    2. Unsubsidized: Interest charged as soon as the loan is taken out and until it's completely paid off.
  2. Complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. If all other resources are exhausted, turn to private loans to supplement remaining college expenses

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