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Grants

Tips on Grants:

1. Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid.

2. Grants are often need-based while scholarships are usually merit-based.

3. Grants and scholarships can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization.

4. Grants require the student to be eligible for an award.

5. Eligibility requirements vary by the sponsoring group.

Where to Find Information on Grants:


Federal Grants.gov Federal Grants

The Department of Education (DOE) offers three (3) types of grants:

- Discretionary grants, awarded using a competitive process.


- Student loans or grants to help students attend college. .


- Formula grants use formulas determined by Congress and has no application process.


Looking to Study Abroad?


IEFA.org (International Education Financial Aid)

IEFA is a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.