College Grants


Almost every state education agency has at least one grant or scholarship available to residents. Here’s an overview of what’s available in your state — each with its own eligibility requirements.

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California Cal Grant

Cal Grant, the nation’s largest state-funded college aid program, is a need-based grant that have helped many low-income Californians fund their college education.

Award Amount: $12,570
Min. Award Amount: $1,094
Deadline: March 2

Alabama Student Assistance Program

ASAP is one of the Alabama Student Aid Programs that awards eligible Alabama state residents to study at an independent college or university in Alabama.

Award Amount: $5,000
Min. Award Amount: $300
Deadline: October 1

Alaska Education Grant (AEG)

Alaska Education Grant (AEG) provides need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary institutions in Alaska.

Award Amount: $4,000
Min. Award Amount: $500
Deadline: June 30

Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP)

Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP) provides need-based awards up to $2,500 per academic year to Arizona resident students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Award Amount: $2,500
Min. Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1

Arkansas Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant)

Arkansas Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant) provides $1000 grants to full-time and $500 grants to part-time students based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

Award Amount: $1,000
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: June 1

Colorado College Opportunity Fund (COF)

The College Opportunity Trust Fund (COF) is Colorado’s way of providing financial support for resident undergraduate students in the form of stipend worth $85 per eligible credit hour.

Award Amount: $2,550
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: ASAP

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship

The new Roberta B. Willis Scholarship (formerly the Governor’s Scholarship) establishes a single, consolidated aid program that provides state aid to help talented and needy students pay for college.

Award Amount: $5,250
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: February 15

Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)

The Scholarship Incentive Program is a need based grant of $1,000 awarded to eligible Delaware students based on their level of financial need, as determined by the FAFSA.

Award Amount: $1,000
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: April 15

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

DC TAG is a need-based grant that allows college-bound D.C. residents to attend any public institution anywhere in the country as if they are a resident of the school’s state — up to $10,000 per year.

Award Amount: $10,000
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: June 30

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

FSAG, Florida’s largest need-based grant program, provides assistance to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate “exceptional” financial need. The annual award amount may vary each academic year.

Award Amount: $2,610
Min. Award Amount: $200
Deadline: April 15

Georgia HOPE Grant

Georgia’s HOPE Grant is available to all students from Georgia who are working towards a Certificate or Diploma at Georgia’s public postsecondary institutions. Awards may vary depending on the institution and the no. of credit hours.

Award Amount: $3,600
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: ASAP

GEAR UP Hawai‘i

GEAR UP Hawaii, the statewide grant under Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education, serves over 20,000 public school students in grades 7 to 12 through the first year in college across the State of Hawaii each year.

Award Amount: Vary
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: ASAP
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