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Nitro Knowledge. Your Guide to Paying for College.


State grants and scholarships can be some of your best sources to pay for college. Why? Some are merit-based. Need-based grants can have much higher limits than federal grants.

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Need-based grant aid can be hard to estimate. After all, there aren’t specifics stated for income requirements and more grant aid can be awarded in one year. So how to predict how much financial aid your student might receive next year?

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Grants are one of the best sources of financial aid. Why? Like scholarships, they generally will not require repayment. Even better, many are based solely on income. You don’t have to worry about competing based on grades or other factors. The income is wide ranging, so many middle class families will still qualify.

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University grants are an offer of free money directly from the university. You always have to fill out the FAFSA, but there may be other forms needed in order to apply.

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