Types of Aid
Financial aid is often associated with tuition assistance, but federal, state and institutional aid can also be used to pay for room and meal plans, and can be used for books and personal expenses related to your education. Shippensburg offers five types of financial
aid — Shippensburg scholarships, federal and state grants (grants and
scholarships are gift aid and do not need to be re-paid), federal and alternative loans, (loans must be re-paid when the student leaves school) work-study programs (employment), and veterans' benefits.