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Other FREE Money Options for College

federal grants
For undergraduate students only. Based on your financial situation, you may qualify for some federal grant money. Most federal grants are administered by your school, so check with your college financial aid office for information:
see types of federal grants

school grants
Many colleges offer special grants for both undergraduate and graduate students in certain fields. Many of these school grants are for academic excellence: check with your school for information
There are scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate level programs. Check every scholarship available. Use our directory of the nation's biggest scholarship engines:
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military service
All of the military programs offer tuition assistance in undergraduate and graduate programs. However, tuition assistance requires you to serve a length of time in the military following your graduation: view more information
loan forgiveness
You may have your student loan forgiven by working in under-serviced markets for certain careers; i.e., teaching: view loan forgiveness programs
state aid
Some State programs offer FREE aid assistance for qualifying state residence attending an in-State school: view state education agencies for information
what if you run shorT
If you find that cash is running low, you have the option of applying for Private Student Loans to help fill the gap.

You can borrow up to $30,000 each academic year and defer repayments until after you graduate. You can get the money in as little as 5 business day.

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