There are many non-repayable grants available to help pay for college tuition and expenses. Non-payable grants are funds awarded to a student, which do not have to be repaid. Each non-repayable grant has specific eligibility criteria and requirements. Learn about each program and find out which one suits you best! You can also contact your school’s financial aid office to see which programs are offered.
Academic Competitiveness Grant
This grant is available for the first two academic years of a 2 or 4 year program and is based on academic merit.
Federal Pell Grants
The Federal Pell Grant Program is the premier grant program for undergraduate students in the U.S.. The Pell Grant is a non-repayable grant and is awarded based on financial need.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program is available for low income, undergraduate students. There are approximately 4,000 schools that participate in this grant program.
Institutional Grants and School Grants
Most schools and colleges offer their own non-repayable grants. This is to help students and their families cover the difference in educational expenses and tuition costs. Some grants are based on academic or financial need or other criteria.
National Smart Grant
This grant is available to full-time undergraduate students in their 3rd and 4th year who are majoring in math, science, technology, engineering or certain languages. The National Smart Grant can be used in addition to a Federal Pell Grant.
State Grants for College
Individual states have their own grant resources and financial aid available for students. To find out a student financial aid program offered by your state, visit Students.gov.