Seattle, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/11/2013 -- Over $1 trillion of grant money is allocated by the US government each year, this money has the potential to benefit about 35 million American citizens, regardless of occupation or status in life. However, more than 80% of those that need grants the most are completely unaware of the opportunities and resources being provided. This is the main premise behind the inception of The Grants Guide, which aims to provide direct and useful information on how to apply for a government grant.
'There is a staggering amount of money available to applicants, yet the amount of people who are able to get their hands on any money is low." said Kelly Carter of The Grants Guide.
Carter added that these scholarship grants could even get to $10,000 per person, which could cover tuition and other miscellaneous fees.
Moody's Investors Service revealed this year that some of the country's leading universities are seeing a decline in enrollees mainly due to price sensitivity, citing that the household net worth of a typical American family can not necessarily cope with higher education prices and expenses.
Based on a data released by the National Center for Education Statistics, US posted 33.5 percent of college graduates in 2012, which is a relatively slow growth considering the 24.7 percent of degree holders from almost two decades ago.
"The alarming trend is that several freshmen are not actually able to pursue their degree to completion, this is either due to better opportunities outside of school, or financial constraints. There is such a low percentage of youth from low-income families that do, in fact, enroll in a university," Carter explained.
The Obama administration has since pushed for the strengthening of various government grants program with the main goal of making higher education more accessible for American citizens, regardless of class, age, and race. These grants are meant to meet the demand of the American economy for more high-skilled workers, which can only be addressed by equipping its people with the appropriate education and training.
"Pell Grants, for instance, includes a grant for single fathers or mothers, who yearn to have their own degree but currently do not have the financial capacity to do so. If only more single-parents knew about this, then we could definitely post higher college graduates at the end of the year," said Carter.
Recognizing the needs for a stronger information campaign on the availability of these government grants, http://www.thegrantsguide.com offers free and comprehensive information and resources to guide on grants, including tips on the application process, available degree programs for scholarships, and the easiest ways to qualify for college money.
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