Applying for Federal Grants | 02.08.11
Applying for federal loans is a common task for most college students, but did you know that when you file your FAFSA you’re automatically applying for federal grants as well? Unlike loans, federal grants do not need to be paid back and are both tax and interest-free. By submitting your FAFSA you are considered for a number of grants including:
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Academic Competitiveness Grants*
- Federal National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants*
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants
While not all of the grants are need based, you still must qualify in order to receive aid. Eligible students will receive notice of all aid including grants in their Student Aid Report (SAR).
For more information on these grants, check out our page on Federal College Grants and Scholarships at FAFSAOnline.com.
*As of the 2012-2013 school year, these two grant programs are no longer offered by the federal government.
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