Grants

Grants are another funding option for potential colleges students that are relatively popular, but are sometimes in short supply.  Sometimes referred to as “gift aid”, Grants are money for education that you do not have to pay back.  They are awarded by meeting certain critieria through the FAFSA, from the college you’re applying to, from the government, or through other education channels.  In this section, we’ll discuss the types of Grants available…

Merit-Based Grants

Merit-Based Grants are one of the best ways to help fund your college education. Grants do not need to be repaid in any way, so going for one of these is the best route if you are trying to avoid going into long term debt with an education loan...

Minority Grants

Minority Grants are designed for a population of students that fall into the minority category who face economic and financial hardship, but would like to attend college. African American, Latino, Hispanic, Indian, Native American and Asian students would fall into this category...

Need-Based Grants

Need-Based Grants are awarded to students who would like to attend college, but demonstrate a real financial need through the FAFSA application. Once you've completed the application, the Federal Government will decide if you have enough need to be awarded a Need-Based Grant...

Federal Grants

Being awarded a Federal Grant can be a major plus when figuring out your funding options for college! Grants programs run by the Federal Government are designed to aid students in going to college by paying for tuition, fully or partially. Unlike Federal Aid, this money does not have to be repaid in any way. In order to qualify for this type of grant money, you would first need to fill out the FAFSA...