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Types of Aid

Find Help Paying for Classes

If you’re looking for types of aid to help pay for classes, we’re here to help. Please contact our Financial Aid Office for more information.

Although the primary responsibility for financing an education remains with you and your family, College of The Albemarle (COA) participates in federal and state programs as well as private scholarships designed to supplement the family contribution when there is documented student financial need. To receive financial aid, you must demonstrate need and maintain good academic standing.

Types of aid include grants, scholarships, campus employment, or any combination of these as determined by the policies of the Financial Aid Office and the U.S. Department of Education. Policies and procedures for awarding student aid are subject to change to meet new federal regulations. You’re required to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements in order to qualify for Federal Student Aid. Fresh Start and course repeat policies don’t exempt you from meeting satisfactory academic progress based upon all academic work attempted. The college provides more than $300,000 annually in private scholarships. You’re encouraged to apply for these additional sources of support.