Financial Aid Answers Right at Your Fingertips

Cost—it’s one of the biggest worries students have when trying to decide if they want to continue their education or not. They’re concerned about the cost of tuition, and they’re concerned about navigating the financial aid process.

But it doesn’t have to be hard.

At Grantham University, we strive to make education attainable to as many students as possible. That means offering answers to common questions, providing scholarship options, and helping future students feel confident as they pursue the next chapter in their lives.

Now showing: Financial Aid TV

If you are tired of combing through financial aid literature, falling down a search engine rabbit hole, or trying to figure out how to make sense of contradictory information, Grantham’s Financial Aid TV video portal is here just for you. We have compiled an entire library of video content that offers quick and clear answers to the most commonly asked questions about financial aid.

Each video includes a full transcript, giving you the freedom to scan them quickly for the information you want. Plus, each video is tagged and categorized to make them easy to find, giving you 24/7 online access to the answers you need about:

  • FAFSA—Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • The difference between grants and loans
  • The PLUS Program—Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students

We even have video playlists designed especially for future undergrads, current undergraduate students, graduate students, parents and alumni—each one based on the most relevant financial aid questions for those groups. We also have videos specific to federal work-study programs, benefits for veterans, eligibility criteria and understanding repayment.

At Grantham, we understand there is more to finding financial security as a student than managing tuition alone, so we also offer helpful videos on personal finance. No question is a bad question and we want to help you get the answers you need to be confident in managing your money, maintaining a budget, understanding your credit score and protecting yourself from identity theft.

Scholarships at Grantham

When it comes to funding your education, understanding financial aid can feel like only half the battle. Scholarships may be just the ticket you need to afford tuition—and provide a little extra peace of mind when enrolling in your next classes. At Grantham, we offer several scholarships and a special tuition rate program to help eligible students pay for college and get the education they deserve.

Funding for Military Heroes

Grantham University was founded to support veterans—a mission we still take pride in today. We are honored to support all heroes in their efforts to continue their education. It’s why we offer our Heroes program to service members, emergency responders and civil servants.

Eligible U.S. service members and reservists (including active-duty, honorably discharged and veteran service men and women, as well as their families); emergency first responders (including law enforcement personnel, fire fighters and EMTs and paramedics); and civil servants at the federal, state or local levels can receive a special tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Make It Count Scholarship

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Project honors Army Specialist Spencer C. Duncan, a passionate believer in making each day count who was killed in action in 2011. This scholarship awards a $5,000 scholarship toward any program at Grantham University and is given to four students each year.

Eligible applicants must be a current or past service member in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or be a parent, child, spouse or sibling of someone who served and lost their life. In addition to being in good academic standing with Grantham, applicants are asked to write an essay on what “making it count” means to them.

Resilience Scholarship

Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr., (Ret.) U.S. Navy, spent more than eight years as a prisoner of war after being the first American aviator shot down over North Vietnam. He credits his resiliency for helping him get through life’s most difficult situations—and that is what this scholarship recognizes.

The Commander Everett Alvarez, R. Resilience Scholarship awards up to $1,000 to members of the United States Armed Forces who have used all of their allotted fiscal year TA (tuition assistance) benefit. Applicants are asked to write an essay about how they envision standing resilient in the face of adversity during their college education.

Whether you need some extra help with financial aid, have additional questions about our scholarship programs or want to learn more about our credit transfer policy, our financial aid team is ready to help! And if you’re ready to begin a graduate or undergraduate program that is designed to meet today’s marketplace needs, talk to our admissions team today to begin the enrollment process.

About The Author

Brandon Swenson, Senior Communications Specialist, is on Grantham's editorial board. He understands the benefits of educationally-oriented programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill having earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City toward the end of his nearly two decades of service in the United States Marine Corp.