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ED offers three kinds of grants:

  • Discretionary grants: awarded using a competitive process.
  • Student loans or grants: to help students attend college.
  • Formula grants: uses formulas determined by Congress and has no application process.

Discretionary Grants Information

Eligibility and Forecasts

Application Information

Online Applications

  • Application packages for ED programs

  • G5: Application packages on ED's online grants system

  • EDPubs: list of downloadable application packages

Pell Grants and Other Student Aid

To get a Pell grant, or other federal aid for college, you must complete the...

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Last Modified: 08/31/2021