After high school educations, students often give up the dreams of a postsecondary education due to the rising college expenses. To eradicate this issue and help students to fund their education, the federal government, state corporations, and private organizations offer several college grants to students who are enrolled or planning to enrol in an accredited university or college for higher education programs. These college grants help the students meet most of their educational and living expenses that includes the college tuition and fees, accommodation, books and other supplies and so on. In this way, the students are relieved of the heavy financial burden. These college grants are provided based on particular sets of eligibility criteria as stated by the providers.
The students are given the financial support through various financial aids in the form of work-study programs, where the students are offered jobs around the campus so they can earn enough money, grants, loans, and scholarships. The students are awarded scholarships mostly on need-basis. Hence, the money received as scholarships and work-study programs are not to be paid back but loans and certain grants require the students to pay back the money right after they complete the educational programs. These financial aids are awarded to students based on the financial needs as demonstrated by the students as well as on the basis of the academic merits of the students.
Different provider of the college grants strictly follows certain criteria while selecting the students to award the grants as there would be a number of students applying these aids and hence, these are very competitive.
Some of the basic eligibility criteria that are similar for every college grants are as given below:-
You must be a citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the United States.
You must be a permanent resident or a legal non-resident of one of the 50 U.S states.
You must be enrolled for a postsecondary educational program.
You must be enrolled or planning to enrol in an accredited university, college or any other educational institution.
Without any support in the form of financial aids, many students are not able to receive a proper higher education. Therefore, these college grants, along with various other financial aids, help and support the students to pursue a proper education.
The applicant must complete the FAFSA.
The applicant must be a residential undergraduate student.
The student must be enrolled full-time.
The student should demonstrate financial need.
The applicant must borrow full Subsidized Federal Direct Student Loan.
The applicant is awarded the grant based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
The applicant must be a new resident full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student.
The applicant must be beginning first-time enrollment on or after Fall semester.
The student must maintain financial aid satisfactory academic progress while enrolled at Liberty.
The student must be eligible for and awarded the Liberty Academic Scholarship.