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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Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

The Opportunity Scholarship is a need-based award open to Idaho citizens who have graduated from Idaho high schools or equivalent — providing up to $3,500 a year for a maximum of four years.

Award Amount: $3,500
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: March 1

Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant

The Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grant assistance to students with financial need who attend approved colleges in Illinois. Award amounts may vary each year and are subject to fund availability.

Award Amount: $4,869
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: ASAP

Frank O’Bannon Grant Program

Frank O’Bannon Grant Program, is designed to provide access for needy Indiana students to attend eligible postsecondary institutions. The grant is given on a “need-based” basis — up to a maximum of $9,000.

Award Amount: $9,000
Min. Award Amount: $650
Deadline: April 15

Iowa Tuition Grant

Iowa Tuition Grant is available to assist Iowa residents enrolled at one of Iowa’s eligible private colleges and universities. Priority is given to students with the greatest financial need — up to $6,000.

Award Amount: $6,000
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: July 1

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

Kansas Comprehensive Grant provides limited assistance to financially needy Kansas students enrolled full-time at 18 private colleges and universities in Kansas, the six state universities, and Washburn University.

Award Amount: $3,500
Min. Award Amount: $200
Deadline: April 1

Kentucky Tuition Grant

Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) provides need-based aid to help financially needy Kentucky resident students attend eligible private colleges within the state — up to $3,000, no repayment required.

Award Amount: $3,000
Min. Award Amount: $200
Deadline: ASAP

Louisiana GO Grant

The Louisiana GO Grant is a need-based grant program by the State of Louisiana to assist Pell-eligible students who need additional aid to afford the cost of attending college.

Award Amount: $3,000
Min. Award Amount: $300
Deadline: March 1

State of Maine Grant Program

The State of Maine Grant Program is a need-based program that provides grants to Maine undergraduate students who complete the FAFSA in time — up to $1,500 per year for full-time students.

Award Amount: $1,500
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: May 1

Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant

Funded by the state of Maryland, the Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant offers eligible Maryland students financial aid that may cover full-time college tuition at any public or private college or university in Maryland.

Award Amount: $19,100
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: March 1

Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant

Like the GA Grant, this is a need-based award but less generous than the GA — the minimum annual award amount is $400 and the maximum award is $3,000.

Award Amount: $3,000
Min. Award Amount: $400
Deadline: March 1

Massachusetts MASSGrant

The MASSGrant is the state’s flagship need-based award program for undergraduate Massachusetts students demonstrating the greatest financial aid need — those with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,486 or less.

Award Amount: Vary
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: May 1

Massachusetts MASSGrant Plus

The new MASSGrant Plus is a “last dollar” grant for some of the state’s neediest students attending one of Massachusetts’ 15 public community colleges. Awards will vary depending on student’s financial need.

Award Amount: Vary
Min. Award Amount: Vary
Deadline: November 1
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