The main objective of the free student grant program is to provide financial assistance to students who want to pursue their dreams of taking post-secondary education courses. I know it is difficult for students who are not financially well off to do this without being a burden on their families. However, most students who are really determined to reach their goals will not let the problem of “lack of funds” stop them. Fortunately, there are a lot of free grants set aside by the government every year (a total of $67 billion) for these students. Some totally free grants include Federal Pell Grants. The grant schemes are set up in such a way that students do not have to be pay back the money given to them to pay for college tuition.

The amount of funding awarded is in accordance with student’s financial needs, with the more needy students getting bigger than the rest. This type of grant incorporates the course fees and the student need only to declare if he intends to attend school for the whole academic year or not. Grants are offered to full-time or part time students.

Students can also apply for campus-based financial assistance. These grants are managed by the financial aid office of the college. The school decides which students deserve the financial aid, and the amount that each student will get will depend on his financial needs; and whether or not the student is already covered by another scholarship.

Students who feel that they could use the financial assistance must go to the FAFSA or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid website and fill out the application form there. He will also find a lot of information on free student grants on this webpage.

If you are a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen, you can apply for these grants. You need your high school diploma, or you can submit a GED (General Education Development) certificate. If you do not have complete documents, you may be required to take a test approved by the Department of Education. You will also need an SSN (Social Security Number). Males of ages 18 and 25 will have to sign up for Selective Service and be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program. You will also be required to maintain high grades.

Federal funding for education is automatically revoked if you have a drug record. However, this rule does not always get followed in non-federal funding, or scholarships awarded by private organizations or individuals.
Most students dream of being awarded a free student funding. This will open the doors of higher education without the stress of looking for alternative funding sources.