The Cost Of A College Education

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Often students don’t believe they can afford college. Their parents don’t have the money to assist them and they know working a part time job isn’t going to cover the cost of a college education. These students should have the same opportunities as everyone else which is why the government has setup some programs for students that are in need of financial assistance.

Many students may wonder what kinds of federal grants are available. There are a number of grants available; some of these are Federal Pell grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Teach Education (TEACH) grants, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants. These grants are offered by the US Department of Education(ED). These programs …show more content…

This particular grant is a grant that requires the student to take certain kinds of classes to receive the grant. Once the TEACH grant is awarded, the student is required to obtain a certain type of job for a certain amount of time to prevent the grant from turning into a loan. This particular grant was established to assist students with college that plan to become a teacher in a high ended field in a low-income area. By accepting this grant, if you fail to teach for a certain amount of time the grant will turn into a direct subsidized loan that you will have to pay back.

Lastly, there are programs and funds available to our former military members. The Iraq and Afghanistan service grant is for students that had a parent or guardian that died due to serving in a military service in Iraq or Afghanistan. Much like other federal grants, Iraq and Afghanistan service members are provided grant money to be used for college or career school students. This money is to assist in paying for their educational expenses.

Another question you may hear often is, what steps should you take in applying for federal grants? There is two steps to applying for federal grants. Well the first step you will take in getting a federal grant is to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA is income based and normally if you have a low income, and

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