Types of Financial Aid

To help you pay for your Menlo education, we offer merit-based scholarships as well as need-based grants, low-interest loans and on-campus employment. To see what types of aid you may qualify for, use our Net Price Calculator.


Scholarships help you pay tuition and fee costs and do not have to be repaid. We award scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and leadership both inside and outside the classroom. You don’t have to apply for a Menlo scholarship; we determine recipients during the admission process. We also offer scholarships for recruited athletes and international students.

Read about Menlo scholarships.


Grants are need-based awards that do not need to be repaid. We offer Menlo Grants, State and Federal Grants. To be considered for these grants you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Learn about need-based grants.


Loans are funds that you must repay. Federal Loans offer an economical, government-regulated method of paying college expenses. Benefits include a fixed interest rate and income-based repayment plans. You can also apply for private or alternative loans, but these are typically more expensive.

Explore your student loan options.


Menlo participates in the Federal Work-Study program. This federally funded program gives you the chance to work a part-time job to earn money for school. The program encourages students to seek out community service work and employment related to your course of study.

Learn more about work-study opportunities.