Types of Available Financial Aid
A grant is a type of financial aid that you don’t need to pay back. The amount of grant money awarded to you is based on demonstrated financial need (which is decided by your FAFSA application).
Loans are a type of aid that you must pay back. Depending on your eligibility, you may borrow loans from the government or from a private source.
California College Promise Grant (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver)
The California College Promise Grant is a state-sponsored program which waives the enrollment fee for qualifying students. If you aren't eligible for federal financial aid, you still may be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver), which will cover your enrollment fees.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs to undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money and work experience while receiving pay for educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and jobs related to the student's course of study. In order to be considered for FWS, students are encouraged to notify the Financial Aid department. Like FSEOG, funds are extremely limited and jobs fill rapidly, so awards are handed out on a first-come-first-served basis.
Delta offers a variety of campus-issued and outside-issued scholarships every academic year. Interested students should visit the Scholarship page to begin. Students can also view scholarship opportunities from outside donors and organizations by clicking here. Requirements for each scholarship may vary.
Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
An EOPS grant is a state-funded subsidy which sets out to encourage educationally and economically disadvantaged students to attend college. In order to see if they're eligible, students should contact the EOPS Office on the second floor of the DeRicco Student Services Building.
Students in Health Professions
The Health Professions Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation established to provide financial assistance to health professional students throughout California who are willing to practice in medically underserved areas. Below are some of the programs which students could find themselves participating in:
- Associate Degree Nursing Pilot Scholarship Program (ADN)
- Registered Nurse Education Scholarship Program (BSN)
- Registered Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
- Kaiser Permanente Allied Health Care Scholarship Program
- Health Professions Education Scholarship Program (HPSP)
- Health Professions Education Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)
International students attending Delta College are strongly encouraged to apply for as much aid as possible. Non-resident tuition fees are usually normal for international students, so additional scholarships and avenues of aid would be a very important contribution to all international students as they pursue their educational goals in the United States. Below is a list of important resources:
- International Education Financial Aid website - Provides a free, searchable database of scholarships for international college students as well as comprehensive information and resources
- Finaid.org - A general help guide on financial aid
- Edupass.org - Contains information for international students who are thinking about pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education in the United States. It also contains material of interest to international students who are already in the United States.