Mar 20, · The biggest benefit of grants for adult college students is that many of these grants do not require the adult student to carry a full course load. This not only allows the adult student the ability to return to school affordably, but also to do it while balancing work /5(2). The Federal Supplemental Opportunities Grant (FSEOG) is a grant that is given to students that have an exceptional financial need. Adult students can obtain this grant, but they must be considered low income and have a very low EFC. There is no way to apply for the FSEOG directly.
The most popular grant available is the Federal Pell Grant. You are eligible for a Pell Grant if are a U.S. citizen, a college student, and have yet to complete a bachelor’s degree. You must demonstrate financial need which you will do when filling out the FAFSA. Pell Grants are intended for those pursuing teacher certification or licensure/10(99).