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The growth and popularity of online education is beyond belief as more and more School Grants students find this very convenient way of getting a good education and improving their career options without having to leave their jobs and being there for their family is becoming more and more appealing. Online education is more attractive than going to a traditional one though where the cost is concerned; it is not as cheap as one would think! Contrary to what most people think, online programs cost more or less the same as the traditional education though only the classrooms and boards are missing in the online programs. It is a fact that online students are not aware that they can apply for grants like the students of traditional schools and these grants doesn’t have to be paid back and they make it easier to afford online schooling. The Federal Online School Grants are usually given based on the need of a student and needs financial need as determined by the Expected family Contribution. Some of the grants are specially targeted for students looking for work in a particular field which are usually private grants offered by organizations on the lookout to promote work in a particular work To avail online school grants the first thing to need to do is to qualify is to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the application is available from the official Federal Student Aid website. It is used as a tool to determine how needy you are for a grant as a student. The completed application is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education and you will be notified for any of the grants that you may qualify for. A common grant for undergraduate students doing their degree online or in a traditional school is The Federal Pell Grant. The TEACH Grant is meant for teachers who are willing to teach in low-income areas or high-need schools while the SMART Grant is yet another federal option which is tailor made specifically for those studying science, math, computer science or a language that has a direct impact on national security. In case you do not qualify for a Federal Grant and is entering into a technical or degree field that requires financial aid, the best option would be to get in touch with the professional organizations in your field since they will be able to guide you about any grants available. Remember that most grants require that you enroll in an accredited program so keep this in mind if you plan to apply for a grant which will help you avail and use the grant money to pay for you education.

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