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Economic Grants: Businesses and Education Benefit

by Rex Freiberger

With the current economy still struggling to recover from massive recession, many people are feeling a crunch on their wallets and savings.Expenses have gone up, but without a commensurate increase in income.However, people are, for the most part, unaware of the large amounts of money in economic grants given out by the government each year.These government grants are usually given to assist in the funding of the education of those in need or in financing aspiring new businesses.

Getting an economic grant from the government is far better than securing a loan, simply because they carry no obligation to repay them.Still, the government will verify your use of the money they grant.The real question is, how does one acquire access to grant money?The answer depends on the needs that are intended to be addressed with grant money.

There exist economic grants specifically for the purposes of providing financial aid for those who dream of acquiring a better education.These grants are not meant to absorb the entirety of costs incurred from pursuing higher education, but when multiple economic grants are combined, they can add up to pay for a significant portion of your educational fees, so long as these grants are the ones you qualify for.

For example, Pell Grants are disbursed specifically to help students of with minimal means, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Cal Grants, on the other hand, are disbursed to a broad number of individuals from varying age groups.One Cal Grant is awarded to low income students as a means of living allowance and partial tuition allowance, while another accounts for low to middle income students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Simply put, the broad number of grants out there means that just about any economic circumstance imaginable may be covered by an educational grant.Therefore, education grants are available to a diverse range of individuals, most notably single parents, who face many difficulties in earning the money to cover their family expenses while still finding quality time for their children.

Securing economic grants for your education is not all that difficult.All you need to get started is some thorough research into the available grants out there.Then fill out an FAFSA application, the federal application that the government requires all students in need must fill out.Simply by demonstrating one's financial need, one can easily qualify for an economic grant.

This article attempts to enlighten financially struggling individuals on the potential to alleviate the expenses incurred from important matters such as education and business through economic grants. All that is necessary to get access to one is to conduct some research on the different grants one qualifies for. Best of all, such governmental grants require no obligation for repayment, only responsible and honest use of the money acquired.

Published December 1st, 2009

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