Financial Aid is support you may qualify for to help you as you pursue your Converse degree. Aid can come in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, or even student employment. The starting point for all financial aid is to apply to Converse and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid also called the FAFSA.
What is the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is an application developed by the federal government so that students can apply for aid at many institutions at the same time. It is free to complete, and it provides information to Converse that allows you to also qualify for other aid from the college and possibly South Carolina.
What are Scholarships, Grants, and Loans?
You may qualify for scholarships and grants from Converse, the federal government, or South Carolina through your academics, talent, or financial need. Scholarships and grants never need to be paid back, although some require you to maintain a certain GPA or credit hour limit.
While you should explore all opportunities for other aid first, loans are a common way to invest in your education and your future. Loans will need to be paid back, but many do not require you to start paying the loan until after graduation or dropping below full-time status. We can talk to you about responsible use of loans and how they can support the incredible value of a Converse experience.