There is minimal assistance with financial aid. If you don't qualify for a scholarship based on ancestry, excellent grades, or outside of the school, you would have to qualify for a federal grant/loan of some sort. They do the fedederal grants and loans automatically. I could have borrowed a scary $33,000! I thought about using it for a car loan, but I thought I'd better not. On their website it says the average scholarship is $1500 and that is probably accurate.