State Government Student Grants for College

Don't Miss Out on $$$$ From Your Own State Government

Right now, check the link we've provided to your home state. Almost every state in the Union features myriad grant opportunities for their student residents. That state lottery game that pulls in billions of dollars a year? Much of the profit earned from those games is earmarked by state budgets for education. You may be eligible for a piece of the pie.

Types of State-Funded Grant Programs

Chances are good your state provides money that could help you finance the college program you need: college, university, community college, and technical and career schools. But you'll never know unless you check it out.

States administer need-based aid that offers educational support to various types of students:

  • Minority state-funded grants are plentiful. Grants for ethnic minorities—African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students—and grants for women provide a critical part of college funding.
  • Low-income and disadvantaged students must not neglect their state coffers. That lottery game your parents play could be your ticket to educational freedom. Education is the driving force behind most state lottery programs and almost every state now has its own form of the games.
  • Students pursuing a high-need field of study, such as nursing or teaching may get assistance in a number of ways from state governments. Nursing and teaching grants for service agreements offer mutual assistance—a trade off: you agree to work for the state in a medically underserved facility or educationally underserved school and we'll cover your tuition in nursing school or as a student teacher.

Here are two examples of very successful and well-funded state grant programs:

  • The California Student Aid Commission's Cal Grant program supports thousands of Cali students. Enrollment is based on a combination of financial need and GPA.
  • The Texas program entitled Towards Excellence, Access, and Success (TEXAS) provides complete tuitions for students enrolling in a state institution. Eligible applicants must not only express financial need, but also adequate college preparatory work and academic motivation.

Right now…check yours out; states are listed A-Z—it just couldn't get any simpler.

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If you are going to school in a United States territory, you should use contact the following:

American Samoa Community College
Board of Higher Education
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799-2609
(684) 699-9155

American Samoa Government
Department of Education
P.O. Box D.O.E.
Pago Pago, American Somoa 96799
(684) 633-5237

University of Guam
303 University Drive
Mangilao, Guam 96923
(671) 734-4469

Northern Marianas College
P.O. Box 1250
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
(670) 234-6128

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
State Board of Public Education
Public School System
P.O. Box 1370, CK
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
(670) 322-6402

Council on Higher Education
Box 23305 - UPR Station
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 00931
(809) 758-3350

Department of Education
P.O. Box 759
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00919
(809) 753-2200

Virgin Islands Joint Boards of Education
Charlotte Amalie, P.O. Box 11900
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00801
(809) 774-4546

Virgin Islands Department of Education
Office of Federal Programs
No. 44-46 Kongens Gade, Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
(809) 774-0100

Federated States of Micronesia - FM
1725 N. Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-4383

Republic of the Marshall Islands
RMI Scholarship Grant and Loan Board
P.O. Box 1436
3 Lagoon Road
Majuro, Marshall Islands 96960
(692) 625-3108

Republic of Palau
Ministry of Education Bureau
P.O. Box 9
Koror, Republic of Palau, TT 96940
(680) 488-1003


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