College Pell Grants
Written by: Arjun Collier – http://www.FinancialAidGuideforSingleMoms.Com/
The Questions To Ask About Grants And Scholarships
Much is known about grants and scholarships in general. Their existence has been
much documented over the years and everybody who has ever known anyone who
has been to university or college in the recent past will know the rudimentary
basics, but there is a lot more to scholarships and grants than meets the eye. There
are fundamental questions that should be asked of every single scholarship before
anyone wanting to go to college even applies for them because those questions
often determine which ones are the best ones for you. If you ask the questions
below then you will not go far wrong!
How long will my scholarship last for?
This is a question that needs to be asked of every scholarship purely and simply
because every scholarship is different. Some may only last for a year, others last
for two and a few will last for the duration of your degree course. If you are
counting on funding for the duration of your degree then you will need to ensure
that the scholarships you apply for actually fulfil that want or need, whichever
category that falls into. It may be that you need to contact the provider of the
scholarship to check this detail because it may not be publicised in the literature
that you receive.
What does my scholarship encompass?
Again, this answer all depends on the individual scholarship. Most scholarships
tend to be full scholarships so they encompass tuition and housing. The grants you
can apply for usually only cover one aspect or another. In fact, that is not always
the case. Some only designate a set amount of money for books or similar
materials. You need to make sure that you know exactly what you will be applying
for and what your scholarship or grant will be paying for because it does
drastically vary. Certain scholarships actually designate a certain amount for you
rather than covering a certain aspect of your study. For examp