A grant is a type of financial aid based on financial need (or other eligibility requirements) that you may not have to repay.

Unlike loans, you usually do not have to repay grants. (However, there are some situations where you may need to repay all or part of a federal grant.)

Be sure to also explore scholarship opportunities.

How to Apply for Grants

Keep reading for eligibility and other requirements for each grant.

  • Apply to the college and be admitted to an eligible program of study.

  • Demonstrate your financial need by completing the current FAFSA (might not be required for all grants).

  • If applicable: complete your financial aid file (check priority dates).