Need-Based College Scholarships: State-to-State List

Foreword

In looking for need-based college scholarships, some universities and colleges that offer financial aid for college students may not be among the institutions included in our list, for the following reasons:

  • The institute offers mostly competitive scholarships or those that are awarded based on academic merits.
  • The institute automatically considers the student applicant for their available financial aid based on academic standing and FAFSA application.
  • The institute prefers that the student personally visit the Office of Financial Aids to discuss the most suitable financial aid package.
  • The institute has no other source of need-based scholarships except those granted by the federal government or funded by the state.
  • The website of the institution provides information only to students by logging in with the FAFSA PIN.

District of Columbia

STATE FUNDED GRANTS The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC- TAG) Program

DC Adoption Scholarship- aims to assist DC students, 24 years old and below, adopted from the DC Child and Family Services agency after Oct. 01, 2001 particularly those who lost one or both parents as a result of the 9/11 incident. The DC Adoption grant is neither need or merit based but the amount of grant to be awarded will be based on the outstanding financial need of the student after the other aids have been deducted from the university’s or college’s cost of attendance.