Today, few students are able to simply foot the bill for a college education. Only the wealthiest can manage this and their numbers are few in comparison.

The average cost of a private, four-year college is well over $20,000 per academic year.

Divide this figure in half and you have the average tuition for a public university; in half again, the still formidable tuition at a community college.

The purpose of college grants is to make educational funds however minimal, available to financially needy students to help defray the cost of a college education. Students seeking grant money may begin by searching for grants by student-type or subject-specific grants.


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