Grants
While paying for any degree may be difficult, knowing the types of financial aid available to all qualifying students can help make the journey to an affordable degree a little easier. As some of the most desirable forms of financial aid, school grants and scholarships provide essentially “free money” to students and their families; giving students the option to graduate college debt-free. Hence, knowing how to find and apply for both grants and scholarships may help a student reach his or her financial aid goals. Applying for School Grants Among one of the best forms of financial aid for students with high need for financial aid, grants are often administered through the federal, state, or local government or by the student’s institution based on the student’s demonstrated financial need. In order to apply for federal or government administered grants, students first need to fill out and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA, generally a requirement for many universities and institutions for students looking to receive financial aid, requires the student to report income and tax information of both the student and his or her parents. With this information, the FAFSA generates a Student Air Report […]

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Categories: College, Grants, Scholarships
Finding ways to get “free money” for college is not always easy. With so many scholarship and grant options out there, knowing which options a student is actually eligible for could make a huge difference in his or her financial stability. Hence, for a student who needs a significant amount of financial aid in order to attend college or a desired program, knowing how to qualify and apply to college grants may make obtaining an education a reality. 1.    What is a Grant A grant, like scholarships, is often referred to as “free money” that can be used to pay for college and other associated costs. Typically, once a grant is administered, it does not need to be repaid, so the student does not need to worry about how to pay it back after finishing school. However, unlike scholarships, a college grant is generally awarded to need-based students (or those who need high financial aid) because college grants are typically administered by the federal government, state or local governments, or by the public or private university or institution the student will attend. 2.    How to Apply Since the federal government and other governing agencies administer grants, applying for a grant […]

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Categories: College, Grants

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