Apply for a Grant

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


Student Loans and Other Information

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

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Other grant information

  • IES funding: funding opportunities from ED's Institute for Education Sciences
  • federal government grant competitions

"Supplemental priorities" information

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