If you are an individual who want to attend school but afraid of the huge sums it requires receiving a college degree, I want you to know the Federal student aid grant program is help reduce the cost of attending college and get you ready for the job market. The Federal student aid grant programs may not be able to pay for the entire degree, but they will be able to cover a great deal of the cost to attend college. They are other type of scholarships you can apply for that will help to pick up the difference from what the federal student aid will cover. On my next article, I will have a list of all the places you can apply for all the scholarships you can. 

http://www.studentloansinfo.org will give you a brief description of all the federal student aid grant programs that are available. Again, the federal government provides grant funds for students attending colleges, including career colleges and Universities. Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. 

Federal Pell Grant
Award Limit is between $ 976 to $ 5,350
Generally awarded to students who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree? 
If you are eligible for a Pell Grant, you will receive the full amount for which you qualify

Academic Competitiveness Grant
First year Up to $750
Must be eligible for a Pell Grant 
Must have graduated from high school after Jan. 1, 2006 
Must have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study 
Must be enrolled in an eligible program at least half-time 

Second year Up to $1300 
Must be eligible for a Pell Grant 
Must have graduated from high school after Jan. 1, 2005 
Must have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study 
Must be enrolled in an eligible program at least half-time 
Must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the end of the first year
of postsecondary study

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $200 to $4000
For undergraduates with exceptional financial need 
Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority 
Not all colleges participate in the FSEOG program 
Funds depend on availability at the college; you should apply by your college’s deadline, so that you are considered

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant 
(National SMART Grant)

Up to $4,000
Must be eligible for a Pell Grant 
Must be enrolled at least half-time in third or fourth year (or fifth year of a 5-year program) 
Must be enrolled in an eligible degree program majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, engineering, technol¬ogy, mathematics, or a critical-need foreign language 
Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Up to $4,000
For undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students who are/will be taking course work necessary to become elementary or secondary teachers 
Must agree to serve, for a minimum of four years (within eight years of completing academic program) as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a school that serves low-income students 
Must attend a participating college and meet certain academic achievement requirements 
Failure to complete the teaching service commitment will result in the grant funds being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid




Federal Student Aid, Government Grant Programs

Federal Student Aid, Government Grant Programs