Grants are funds that are generally given by individuals or non-profit organizations. Grants are usually given to fund a project or an endeavor and the recipient may have to provide progress reports or an overall report upon completion. Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need.
DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program
The D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program provides funding to Washington D.C. students to attend post secondary institutions anywhere in the nation. Under this program, the federal government pays the difference between in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition. Need is not a determining factor. To be considered for this award you must be a resident of Washington D.C., and you must complete D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant application. For more information on this program please contact the D.C. Mayor’s Office by calling (202) 727-2824.
Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant
Who can Apply:
Current high school seniors who complete a college preparatory program with at least a 2.5 GPA, or students who graduated prior to the current academic year who provide written documentation explaining why they were unable to attend college within one (1) year of graduating from high school. You and your parents (for dependent students) must be MD residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year MD college or university as a degree-seeking, full-time student. Annual total family income must be below 130% of the Federal poverty level. All applicants must have a minimum, unweighted cumulative 2.5 high school grade point average (GPA) and meet the following income requirements.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduates. Grant amounts are dependent on: the student’s expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student’s enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less. Students may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. Financial need is determined by the U.S. Department of Education using a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine the family EFC.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant
This program provides grants for up to $4,000 a year to students who are planning to teach. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a grant agreement in which you agree to teach in a high-need field at a school that serves low-income families for at least four years.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program provides need-based grants to help low-income undergraduate students finance the costs of postsecondary education. Priority for these grants goes to students with exceptional need.