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What are grants?

  • Grants are a type of financial aid to assist students with educational expenses.
  • Grants, unlike loans, usually do not have to be repaid.


How do I apply for grants?


Who is eligible for grants?

  • Most grants require evidence of the student's "need".  Need is determined by using the information provided to the institution from the student's FAFSA.
  • Students selected by the Federal Processors to complete verification  must complete this process before being evaluated for eligibility for financial aid.
  • Generally, grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree.
  • A student may be eligible for grants if enrolled full-time, part-time, or less than part-time.
  • A student may not receive federal or state grants at more than one school at a time.
  • Some grants have a lifetime eligibility limit.  See Know Your Limits for more information.


What types of grants are available?


Where can I get more information about grants?


Types of Grants

Know Your Limits
(A guide to financial aid limits)