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Finding Free Money

There is such a thing as free money. Your job is to find it.

Whether you're an incoming student or a current one, scholarships and grants aren't as elusive as you might think. To increase your chances of getting free money, it's helpful to start looking early.

Finding Grants

To get access to government grants, we recommend doing your FAFSA as early as possible. You may also find grants at:

Choosing Scholarships

Scholarships can be as individuated as the students applying for them. Choose grants and scholarships that appeal to your interests, skills and needs. Awards range from $250 to $25,000, so always consider applying for multiple awards. Information and guidance can be found in the following places: