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Grants

National University students may be eligible for financial aid to help defer the costs of their education and related expenses. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and scholarships. In this article we'll be introducing you to grants – free money that you don't have to pay back!

If you're looking for cash for college, then take some time to review the information on some of the common grants we've highlighted below. Grants are available from both state and federal grant programs. State grants include the Cal Grant A and the Cal Grant B. Federal grants include the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.

Cal Grants
A Cal Grant is free money for college that you don't have to pay back. All you have to do is be a high school senior or recent graduate, have at least a 2.0 GPA, meet eligibility and financial requirements and submit two forms by the March 2 deadline. Awards range from $300 to $10,680.

If you'll be attending a California Community College in the fall but you missed the Cal Grant March 2 deadline, you have a second chance to apply. Community College students have until September 2 to apply. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at your Community College for more information.

Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grant is a grant program to help students with tuition cost. This program assists students who are working toward their first bachelor's degree. Awards range from $400 to $4,050. Applications are due June 30.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG is a grant program to assist with tuition cost. Like the Pell Grant, a student must be enrolled in their first bachelor's degree. Awards are made on a limited basis to students with an exceptional financial need. Awards range from $100 to $3,000. Applications are due March 2.

If you would like to learn more about grants and other financial aid opportunities available through National University, visit the Financial Aid office online, or call us at 1-800-NAT-UNIV, ext. 8500.