What if I need assistance in addition to my eligible need- and
merit-based financial aid?
Non-need-based aid is provided to students when
the financial aid formulas indicate the student or family should be
able to afford an education using their own funds. Such aid often
comes in the form of
unsubsidized loans, which means the federal government does not
pay the interest for you. Students with financial need
may also rely on this kind of aid. Most federal
and state aid still requires a determination of financial need
(using the FAFSA) before approving non-need-based aid.