A few years ago I created an ultimate guide on that showed you how to find every single student loan forgiveness program by state. That article was incredibly successful and was even featured as a full in-depth article in the Washington Post.
We followed that massive guide up with a complete list of every way possible to get student loan forgiveness.
But, we've always heard one complaint... these guides help you after you have student loan debt... what about finding student loans and financial aid programs that can help you before you have student loan debt.
Well, today I'm announcing my latest ultimate guide for you... Student Loan And Financial Aid Programs By State.
Here's what you're going to find in this guide:
- Every state-offered student loan program (many of these programs are low-interest and/or forgivable).
- Every state-offered scholarship program (we couldn't dive into all the scholarships available, as there are thousands, but we definitely share the ones offered at the state level)
- Every state-based grant program
Quick Facts About State-Based Financial Aid
I learned quite a bit about student loans and financial aid programs while putting this together. For example, did you know that 17 states offer specialty student loan programs for their residents? And most of these loan programs offer very low interest rate loans with no fees, and some are even forgivable?!?!
Also, many states offer scholarships that are need based and merit based. Many people dismiss merit scholarships as not existing - but they do! These scholarships typically reward high achievers in high school.
There was one outlier that we found - Alabama. We couldn't find any scholarship or grant programs offered at the state level in Alabama. It was the only state that didn't offer any type of higher education financial aid.
Help Me Spread The Word
I hope that you find incredible value in the Student Loan And Financial Aid Program By State Ultimate Guide. I will continue to update this guide as programs change and evolve over time.
If you have any recommendations or find anything we missed, feel free to reach out!
But more importantly, please help me spread the word about this guide. Any sharing you can do - social media, email, etc. goes a long way towards helping others find the help they need. If you know someone who can benefit directly from the guide, send them a link.
As always, let me know what you think!