Despite the current economic climate, the annual cost of tuition has continued to steadily rise each year for both private and public institutions. Tuition grants are a great way to offset these costs, they offer one of only a few methods for financing your education that do not require repayment. To begin, you will need to take a look at the current grants available and their requirements. Your goal is to locate the grants in which you best meet the criteria for an award and complete the application process.

Some of the most popular tuition grants are listed below:

Academic Competiveness Grant

Provides an award of $750 per year for first-year students and $1300 per year for second-year students who have completed rigorous secondary school programs of study and who are receiving an award under the Federal Pell Grant. For additional information on Academic Competiveness Grants visit:

Federal Pell Grant

Students can receive a maximum of $5,550 per year in a single award year. These funds are primarily awarded to students enrolled in undergraduate programs. For additional information on Federal Pell Grants visit:

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Students can receive an award between $100 and $4,000 per year. Students must demonstrate extreme financial hardship to receive these funds. For additional information on Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants visit:

Institutional Grants

Numerous educational institutions have their own schemes, allocating grants to students demonstrating financial need. You will need to check with the institution or institutions that you are considering attending to determine the grants that are available to you.

Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant

Students whose parent or guardian lost their life in service in either Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the current Federal Pell Grant amount of funding through this grant, without demonstrating financial need. For additional information on the Iraq and Afghanistan Grant visit:

The National SMART Grant

Students can receive an award of up to $4,000 for their third and fourth years of an undergraduate program if they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and are completing a degree in a specific field designated within the grant guidelines. For additional information on the National SMART Grant visit:


Students pursuing a degree in education that plan on, and will agree to, a four-year commitment teaching in low-income areas, upon completion of their degree are eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year. To receive this grant, students do not need to demonstrate financial need. Instead, they have to agree to all terms of the grant for future work in the education field. For additional information on the TEACH Grant visit:

Finding funding to continue your education can be a daunting task; but the bottom line remains that if you do not research your options and apply for the best fits, you will never receive the funding.

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