GRANTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Federal grants are a type of financial aid and considered “free money” since they do not have to be repaid.* Since grants for college students are primarily awarded based on financial need, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers a variety of federal grants to meet the demand.

 

The gateway to applying for grants for college, student loans and other financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form. Students who plan on attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges or career schools are encouraged to complete the FAFSA to see if they qualify. Here are the types of grants for college students that are available and the annual award amount for each:

FEDERAL GRANTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

STATE GRANTS

INSTITUTIONAL AID