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Government grants for school loans

Glossary

Need-based

Based on a student's financial need. Example: A need-based grant might be awarded based on a student's low income.

Merit-based

Based on a student's skill or ability. Example: A merit-based scholarship might be awarded based on a student's high grades.

Grant

Financial aid, often based on financial need, that does not need to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund).

Financial Need

The difference between the cost of attendance (COA) at a school and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). While COA varies from school to school, your EFC does not change based on the school you...

Federal Student Aid

Financial aid from the federal government to help you pay for education expenses at an eligible college or career school. Grants, loans and work-study are types of federal student aid. You must com...

Enrollment Status

Reported by the school the student attended, indicates whether the student is (or was) full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, less than half-time, withdrawn, graduated, etc.

Nursing Student Loans | Scholarships & Grants for School

S. Department of the Treasury securities.

Unclaimed Money – The Financial Management Service, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has a listing of several resources for Unclaimed Money and Assets.

1603 Program- Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits. This program reimburses eligible applicants for a portion of the cost of installing specified energy property used in a trade, business, or producing income.

Grants – Federal grant opportunities are centrally listed at Grants.gov.

Recovery Act - Recovery Act programs administered through the U.S Department of the Treasury. ​

RESTORE Act - Restore Act program administered through the U.S Department of the Treasury. ​

Banks Participating in the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) - Map and List of participating financial institutions by state and city.​ The SBLF and the Department of Treasury do not make small business loans. Contact the SBLF participating lending institutions in your area for information on how to get a small business loan.

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