Learn How to Find Grants to Pay for College

Teach grant is one of the options that will require you to teach in a school or so for three to four years to settle the amount. Otherwise, the other options don’t require anything in return from you if you are eligible for the funds according to your need base criteria. The following list will help you know what to explore in federal grants. 

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • TEACH Grants 
  • National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

Step 4: Grants from your School

FASFA is not the only option to check your eligibility for the grants. If you can spare some money, you can create your CSS profile by paying the application fee of $25. You will also have to pay an added $16 for every school you choose to get a grant from.

This in-depth option can increase the chances of your grant from the school that you think is right for you and have a history of awarding grants to students with the same background. Talking to some alumnus or searching the need base criteria of the school will give you an advantage over other students striving for the same grant.