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Financial Aid Terminology

This page is designed to explain some of the award letter terminology you might across as your explore your financial aid needs.

Grants

(Money that does not have to be repaid.)

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • ACG
  • National SMART Grant
  • Institutional grants
  • State-sponsored grants

Work-Study

(Money earned by working.)

  • On-campus (work for the school)
  • Off-campus (private nonprofit organization or a public agency)

Scholarships

(Money that does not have to be repaid.)

Any scholarships you informed the school about, as well as those the school has to offer, will be included on your award letter.

Loans

(Money borrowed that must be repaid.)

  • Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized)
  • Federal Stafford Loan (unsubsidized)
  •  Federal Parent PLUS Loan
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • State loan programs
  • Private loan programs
  • Other loan programs

 

Some advice

It’s usually in your best interest to accept subsidized Stafford and Perkins loans that are part of the aid package; the repayment terms are good and the government pays the interest while you’re in school. Unsubsidized loans—such as unsubsidized Stafford, PLUS loans, and private loans from a bank—should be studied more carefully to make sure the terms are acceptable. 

District Announcements

United Way Campaign

Once again, September will be a “Month of Giving” at Union Public Schools. We appreciate the generosity of Union students, families, teachers and staff as we raise funds for the 59 partner agencies of the Tulsa Area United Way. Thank you for joining in the fun as we support the United Way’s mission of uniting people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community.

September is School Attendance Awareness Month

School spirit is a commitment. It requires that you be here, body and soul. Without a strong base, the pyramid falls apart. It’s the same in life. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. Absence is the spirit-killer. A crowd-pleasing routine is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU

School Attendance

New website

Union Public Schools has a new website! We are pleased to work with our new provider Gabbart Communications. While it is a brand-new website, we have purposely designed it to be familiar. So most items will be found in the places in which you are accustomed to finding them. We are continuing to refine the site and more features, such as video, are coming. If you have a comment, please email us.

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