Overview

A number of federal and state grants are available to qualified, mostly undergraduate, students. Grants may be awarded based on merit or financial need. What makes them so great is that you don’t need to pay them back. Of course, not all students will be eligible to apply for a grant, but it is absolutely worth doing your research to find out if you do.

Types of Grants

PELL GRANT

Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who are working toward their first bachelor’s degree and have a high financial need.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)

This is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

STATE GRANTS

States offer grants to residents. A list of the various grants offered by each state can be found at ed.gov or grants.gov.

CAL GRANT A, B

Cal Grants provide aid to California residents who are undergraduates. Grants are based on financial need and GPA competitiveness.

TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE AND HIGHER EDUCATION (TEACH) GRANT

TEACH provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA.

Tuition & Aid

Learn how to apply for tuition & aid.

Scholarships

Learn about funding sources you may not have heard of.