If you want to earn a college degree that will help you improve your placement at work so that you can earn more money, or that you can use to find another form of employment, there is good news. Depending upon the level of income that you make now, you may qualify for grants that will allow you to get a free college education.Tip #1 – Apply for grants that are available for your degreeOne of the most popular is the Pell Grant. This is because it is easy to qualify for. As long as you make no more than $30,000 a year, you should be able to get the full amount which is around $10,000 per semester. This amount of money will help you pay for the first two years of your college and beyond depending upon the degree path you have chosen.

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There are other grants that are available for teaching positions. The teach grant is a very popular one that allows you to get your teaching degree and credential and after three years of full-time employment, any amount that you had to have borrowed while obtaining your degree will be repaid instantly.Tip #2 – Apply early in the year to make sure you qualify for fundsMany federal grants require you to fill out the FAFSA. It is a simple form that you complete and submit online. The problem is that you need to do this before February 1 in order to qualify for the full amount of money that is allocated each and every year to individual students.

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If you do miss this deadline, you can apply for other sources of funding. There are scholarships are available year-round and you can also take out student loans once you arrive at your fall classes. These will have to be repaid but at least it will get you in the door.Student grants don’t have to be a mystery where difficult source of funding to obtain. By following these two tips you should be fine in regard to receiving this free money for college.