Federal Grants For Your College Education
Today, very few students are able to simply pay the bill for a college education without some assistance. When applying to college, you should always pursue every financial aid option you possibly can. It’s just common sense. One very important option to investigate are Federal Grants.
In order to recieve these grants, you need to demonstrate financial need. Basically, every student that completes a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is automatically considered for all of the federal grant programs. The Federal Grants programs consist of:
Federal Pell Grants
The Pell Grant program is a type of post-secondary, educational federal grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It is named after U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell and originally known as the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant program. The Pell Grant is awarded based on a "financial need" formula determined by the U.S. Congress using criteria submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To qualify ... (more).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, more commonly known by its acronym FSEOG, is a federal assistance grant reserved for college students with the greatest need for financial aid to attend school. For more information about qualification, please read Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Qualifications.
Academic Competitiveness Grant
The Academic Competitiveness Grant was made available for the first time for the 2006 - 2007 school year for first year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2006, and for second year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2005. The Academic Competitiveness Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award. To qualify ... (more).
National SMART Grant
The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in ... (more).