You have made the long journey through high school and now the time has come to focus on college and an education designed to help you have a successful future. At this point in time you may have already chosen the college you are going to attend or you may still be trying to find the best educational fit for you. No matter where you stand if you are like the many others then you are probably facing one of the most common concerns and questions that plagues many other soon to be college students is "how am I going to pay for my college education?" Lucky for you there seems to be financial assistance or a school grant for nearly anyone in any circumstance.
What are Some of the Costs of the Average College Student
As with anyone a college student will have basic financial needs for everyday necessities such as room and board, groceries, transportation and clothes but they also have to consider the cost of tuition, books and several other education related expenses.Â
If you are getting ready to focus on your educational future and looking for a way to fund your college education here are some of your options for free school grants that you never have to pay back. In this guide you will be able to find information on just some of the available free education grants and also more resources that can assist you in deciding which one will fit your financial, educational and individual needs the best.
Federal Pell Grant (FPG) - Is one of the available free school grants that one can apply for to be used at nearly any school and does not have to be repaid, ever. Typically you can qualify for up to $4731.00 depending on your family's income and financial state as well as how much your school costs are.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - FSEOG student grants are given to undergraduates who have the most financial need. This is determined based on where you fall in the EFC (Expected Family Contribution).
If you qualified for or received a FPG then you already qualify for an FSEOG. However, just because you qualify does not mean that you will get one. Since these grants are given to the neediest based on a method that is comparable to Â âfirst come first servedâ and also because funds are limited to what is available through each individual school.
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) - If you are a full-time undergraduate student in your 1st or 2nd year and you have received a Pell grant chances are you may qualify for a free ACG.
National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) - Is a free student grants for undergraduate students who are enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year of study.
Â **Note: Other restrictions apply so take a minute and visit studentaid.ed.gov to find out what all it takes to qualify for this free school grant.Â