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U.S. Federal Grants and Loans

Grants, Loans, Scholarships, Fellowships, Traineeships

 

List of Federal Grants and Loans
Programs Benefiting Students

 

  1. Aging Research 
    • FY 2018 est. – $1,303,541,000 grants 
    • FY 2017 est. – $1,995,000,000  grants
  2. Alaska Native Education Equity
    • FY 2017 est. – $32,453,000 grants
  3. Alcohol Research Programs
    • FY 2019 est. – $345,537,000 grants 
    • FY 2018 est. – $384,657,000 grants
  4. Allergy and Infectious Diseases Research
    • FY 2018 est. – $3,307,663,000 grants
    • FY 2019 est. – $2,993,435,000 grants
  5. Area Health Education Centers 
    • FY 2018 est. – $36,121,238 grants
    • FY 2017 est. – $28,465,186 grants
  6. Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research
    • FY 2018 est. – $328,920,642 grants
    • FY 2017 est. – $451,420,063 grants
  7. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program
    • FY 2017 est. – $2,000,000 grants
  8. Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering
    • FY 2017 est. – 170,000,000 grants
  9. Bilingual Education_Comprehensive School Grants – $90,621,000 grants
  10. Bilingual Education_Program Development and Implementation Grants – $16,508,000 grants
  11. Bilingual Education_Program Enhancement Grants – $16,508,000 grants
  12. Bilingual Education_Research Programs – $1,196,000 grants
  13. Bilingual Education_Systemwide Improvement Grants – $42,058,000 grants
  14. Business and International Education – $3,896,000 grants
  15. Byrd Honors Scholarships – $39,284,000 grants
  16. Center for Research for Mothers and Children – $315,389,000 grants
  17. Centers for International Business Education – $7,796,000 grants
  18. Charter Schools – $99,996,000 grants
  19. Civil Rights Training and Advisory Services – $7,330,000 grants
  20. Clinical Training Grant for Faculty Development in Alcohol and Drug Abuses – $896,000 grants
  21. Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems – $36,141,000 grants
  22. Criminal Justice Research and Development_Graduate Research Fellowships – $196,000 grants
  23. Demonstration Grants to States for Community Scholarships –
  24. Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research – $375,959,000 grants
  25. Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Research – $213,317,000 grants
  26. Drug Abuse National Research Service Awards for Research Training – $14,716,000 grants
  27. Eisenhower Professional Development State Grants – $334,996,000 grants
  28. Emergency Management Institute (EMI)_Independent Study Program –
  29. Emergency Management Institute (EMI)_Resident Educational Program – $5,423,000 other funding / assistance
  30. Even Start_Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations – $2,021,000 grants
  31. Federal Direct Loan – $16,231,996,000 loans
  32. Federal Family Education Loans – $23,576,996,000 loans
  33. Federal Pell Grant Program – $7,703,996,000 grants
  34. Federal Perkins Loan Cancellations – $29,996,000 grants
  35. Federal Perkins Loan Program_Federal Capital Contributions – $99,996,000 grants
  36. Federal Real Property Assistance Program –
  37. Federal Student Temporary Employment Program –
  38. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants – $618,996,000 grants
  39. Federal Transit Grants for University Research and Training –
  40. Federal Transit Managerial Training Grants –
  41. Federal Transit Technical Assistance –
  42. Federal Work-Study Program – $869,996,000 grants
  43. Financial Assistance for Disadvantaged Health Professions Students – $6,724,000 grants
  44. Foreign Language Assistance – $5,996,000 grants
  45. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education – $49,996,000 grants
  46. Genetics and Developmental Biology Research – $333,784,000 grants
  47. Goals 2000_State and Local Education Systemic Improvement Grants – $460,996,000 grants
  48. Grants for Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine – $6,598,000 grants
  49. Harry S Truman Scholarship Program – $3,183,000 grants
  50. Health Administration Traineeships and Special Projects Program – $1,059,000 grants
  51. Health Careers Opportunity Program – $27,795,000 grants
  52. Health Education Assistance Loans –
  53. Health Professions Student Loans, Including Primary Care Loans/Loans for Disadvantaged Students – $6,996,000 loans
  54. Highway Training and Education – $275,000 grants
  55. Hispanic-Serving Institutions Work-Study Program – $393,000 grants
  56. Historically Black Colleges and Universities_Entrepreneurial Training and Technical Assistance – $476,000 grants
  57. Indian Education_Assistance to Schools – $12,196,000 grants
  58. Indian Education_Higher Education Grant Program – $18,496,000 grants
  59. Injury Prevention and Control Research and State and Community Based Programs – $37,647,000 grants
  60. Innovative Education Program Strategies – $374,996,000 grants
  61. Institute for International Public Policy – $996,000 grants
  62. Interagency Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants – $6,696,000 grants
  63. Interdisciplinary Training for Health Care for Rural Areas – $4,541,000 grants
  64. International Education Exchange – $6,996,000 grants
  65. International: Overseas_Group Projects Abroad – $2,321,000 grants
  66. James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program – $746,000 grants
  67. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Grant Program – $6,496,000 grants
  68. Kidney Diseases, Urology and Hematology Research – $240,087,000 grants
  69. Law Enforcement Assistance_FBI Advanced Police Training – $14,368,000 other funding/assistance
  70. Learn and Serve America_Higher Education – $10,746,000 grants
  71. Learn and Serve America_School and Community Based Programs – $32,246,000 grants
  72. Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership – $24,996,000 grants
  73. Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs – $114,542,000 grants
  74. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement – $23,505,000 grants
  75. Medical Library Assistance – $27,918,000 grants
  76. Mental Health Clinical and AIDS Service-Related Training Grants – $398,000 grants
  77. Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training – $43,210,000 grants
  78. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research – $705,493,000 grants
  79. Migrant Education_High School Equivalency Program – $8,996,000 grants
  80. Minority Access to Research Careers – $21,537,000 grants
  81. Minority International Research Training Grant in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences – $2,496,000 grants
  82. Minority Science and Engineering Improvement – $7,496,000 grants
  83. Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program – $96,000 grants
  84. Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program – $346,000 grants
  85. National Fire Academy Training Assistance – $2,486,000 grants
  86. National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program – $30,062,000 grants
  87. National Institute for Literacy – $5,996,000 grants
  88. Native Hawaiian Community-Based Education Learning Centers – $996,000 grants
  89. Native Hawaiian Curriculum Development, Teacher Training, and Recruitment – $4,796,000 grants
  90. Native Hawaiian Gifted and Talented – $1,996,000 grants
  91. Native Hawaiian Higher Education Program – $2,696,000 grants
  92. Native Hawaiian Special Education – $1,996,000 grants
  93. Native Hawaiian Vocational Education – $2,573,000 grants
  94. Nursing Education Opportunities for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds – $3,032,000 grants
  95. Nursing Student Loans – $2,996,000 loans
  96. Occupational Safety and Health_Training Grants – $13,168,000 grants
  97. Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research – $332,288,000 grants
  98. Police Corps – $83,342,000 grants
  99. Population Research – $148,247,000 grants
  100. Professional Nurse Traineeships – $15,582,000 grants
  101. Programs of Excellence in Health Professions Education for Minorities – $24,215,000 grants
  102. Promotion of the Humanities_Seminars and Institutes – $6,461,000 grants
  103. Public Health Traineeships – $2,289,000 grants
  104. Radiation Control_Training Assistance and Advisory Counseling – $96,000 other funding/assistance
  105. Rehabilitation Services_American Indians with Disabilities – $17,624,000 grants
  106. Rehabilitation Short-Term Training – $446,000 grants
  107. Research Infrastructure – $75,913,000 grants
  108. Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders – $231,616,000 grants
  109. Scholarships for Health Professions Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds – $42,023,740 grants
  110. Scholarships for Students of Exceptional Financial Need – $11,346,000 grants
  111. Sea Grant Support – $54,696,000 grants
  112. Social Security_Disability Insurance – $51,017,996,000 grants
  113. Social Security_Survivors Insurance – $57,311,796,000 grants
  114. State Marine Schools – $6,745,000 grants
  115. Supplementary Training – $186,000 other funding / assistance
  116. Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance – $132,178,000 grants
  117. Technology Innovation Challenge Grants – $115,096,000 grants
  118. Tech-Prep Education – $105,996,000 grants
  119. TRIO_Student Support Services – $178,778,000 grants
  120. TRIO_Talent Search – $98,364,000 grants
  121. TRIO_Upward Bound – $258,849,000 grants
  122. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – $32,294,000 other funding/assistance
  123. Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Programs – $4,296,000 grants
  124. Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds – $545,000 grants
  125. University Nuclear Science and Reactor Support – $10,996,000 grants
  126. Urban Community Service – $4,633,000 grants
  127. Vision Research – $343,070,000 grants
  128. Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences – $5,836,000 grants

Who Can Apply for Federal Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Fellowships?

Federal grants (listed above) are awarded to students with financial need. If you are interested in grants, or in any federal student aid, you have to start by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Any student interested in federal financial aid has to fill out the FAFSA form. This is required every year and the student must be enrolled in eligible school in order to be considered and rewarded a federal student grant, loan, or scholarship. Students interested in federal grants, loans, and scholarships normally would work with their college or career school in order to find out how much money can get and when and how they will get it.

Each federal program lists who can apply and who can be a beneficiary of the financial aid offered. Once informed about the available federal programs, anyone interested should talk to their college or career school administration and ask to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA® form.

General Eligibility Requirements for Federal Student Aid
(Grants, Loans, Scholarships and Work-Study Funds)

Here is a list of general eligibility requirements:

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need – this is a requirement for most student aid programs
  • The beneficiary of the federal student aid must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • The beneficiary of the federal student aid must have a valid Social Security number
  • The beneficiary of the federal student aid, if a male, must be registered with Selective Service
  • The beneficiary of the federal student aid must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program;
  • Federal Direct Loan Program funds eligibility requires at least half-time enrollment in an eligible degree or certificate program.

In addition, the beneficiary of the federal student aid must:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school;
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
  • Use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • Show that they are qualified to obtain a college or career school education by
    • having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate;
    • completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law (or—if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential—completing a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law); or
    • enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the “ability-to-benefit” alternatives described below.

Major Federal Student Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

Up to $6,095 for the 2018–19 award year

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students:

  • who have an exceptional financial need and;
  • who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

In some cases, students enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program may receive a Federal Pell Grant Federal Pell Grant lifetime eligibility is limited to 12 semesters or the equivalent.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Up to $4,000 a year

FSEOG is awarded to undergraduate students:

  • who have an exceptional financial need and;
  • who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority and not all schools participate in the FSEOG program.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants depend on availability at the school.

All FSEOG applications must be received by the school’s deadline.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

2017–18 grants: Up to $3,736 for grants first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2017, and before Oct. 1, 2018

TEACH Grants are designed for undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate students who are or will be taking coursework necessary to become elementary or secondary school teachers and the beneficiaries:

  • Must agree to serve, for a minimum of four years (within eight years of completing one’s academic program), as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a school or educational service agency that serves low-income students;
  • Must attend a participating school and meet certain academic achievement requirements.

Failure to complete the teaching service commitment will result in the grant being converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid.

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