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Pell Grants For College

Douglas Said:

How do I apply for some legitimate grants ( besides pell grant) for college?

We Answered:

Your financial aid office should be able to help you with government grants for education. You can also check out ed.gov

Vivian Said:

Can I be eligible for for more loans or pell grants for college even if I owe 35,000 in college loans?

We Answered:

education.mypressonline.com - it provides some tips about applying to US federal and state grants for college students.

Bill Said:

can upperclassman still receive college pell grants financial aide?

We Answered:

Yes you can still get aid, pretty much until you are done with college. You can get aid even when you are going for your master's degree and above. Middle class still receive financial aid because the term "middle class" is very vague and hard to define. Go ahead and apply for your grants and see what happens. What have you got to lose?

Danny Said:

Does anyone know little you have to earn in order to get pell grants for college?

We Answered:

It is actually dependent upon several factors including parents income (if not a qualified independent student), your income, family size, number of exemptions on the 1040 form, home mortgage size, and family savings. There are financial aid estimators on several websites. However, I do recommend filing the FAFSA form because it can bring in need based scholarships from the college itself along with participation in the campus work study program for work experience and an income while attending college. I will list some other sources to locate money to attend college.

First, high school seniors can locate local and some state scholarships at the high school guidance office.

Second, the college's financial aid office and website has a list of private scholarships offered from outside organizations and companies. Sometimes a college major's website will list scholarships, too.

Third, the public library has a book listing scholarships with some not even listed on the web.

Finally, I recommend joining several free membership scholarship search websites. There are scholarships for a variety of things including ethnicity, clubs, hobbies, and even wearing duct tape to the high school prom. Most are updated on a regular basis. Most offer a customized search based on information entered onto a form on the website.

Good luck!

Darryl Said:

Grants for College and not the pell grant?

We Answered:

Most of the federal grants are given to specific target groups with specific requirements (e.g. minority business owners involved in transportation related contracts emanating from DOT - Grant#20.905 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Short Term Lending Program

Grants are also often given to non profit groups or organizations involved in training or other similar activities (grant 59.043 Women's Business Ownership Assistance that are given to those who will create women's business center that will train women entrepreneurs

For private grants, you may want to check the Foundation Center's Foundation Grants for Individuals Online. It's a subscription based website ($9.95 per month) but their opening blurb only says that the database is ideal for "students, artists, academic researchers, libraries and financial aid offices." Entrepreneurs are apparently not one of them, so I take it they also don't have listings of private foundations who give grants to would-be entrepreneurs.

http://www.cfda.gov
http://www.grants.gov
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org

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