Selecting and paying for college can be challenging but the PSC Office of Financial Aid is here to help. Financial aid programs are intended to help bridge the gap between family resources and the anticipated cost of attendance. Eligibility for financial aid varies according to program regulations and with the individual circumstances of the student and family. Generally, financial aid is granted on the basis of demonstrated need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), and academic potential. Most families are eligible for some form of financial assistance, be it gift aid from grants and scholarships or self-help such as student employment or low-interest federal loans.