A grant is a need-based financial aid that does not need to be paid back.
A loan is low-interest loan from the government, and must be paid back.
A scholarship is an awarded fund from foundations, private endowments or individuals, and does not need to be paid back.
California College Promise Grant
The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) waives enrollment fees for eligible California residents.
Santa Monica College Promise
The Santa Monica College Promise provides free enrollment, a free chromebook and up to $1200 in textbook vouchers to first-time, full-time students.
A federal work-study (FWS) program that provides employment opportunities to students.