HHS announces $100 million to help low-income students cover tuition and fees for college

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $100,000 grant to help students pay for college.

The $100K grant will be used to assist low- and moderate-income low-to-moderate-income college students in the following states:California,Florida,Hawaii,Illinois,Maryland,Massachusetts,Michigan,New Jersey,New York,North Carolina,Ohio,Oregon,Pennsylvania,South Carolina,Texas,Virginia,Wisconsin,Washington, andWyoming.

The Department said the grant will help cover the cost of college-related fees, which can run as high as $18,000 per year.

Students may apply for a grant of up to $100 through the online program portal.

“We’re committed to working with the private sector to ensure that students have the financial resources they need to attend college and graduate,” said Dr. Michelle Gage, assistant secretary for economic development.

The grant will apply to all students who need assistance to pay for their college tuition and other costs.

The program will also assist students with other expenses such as books, transportation, room and board, and clothing.

Students will be eligible to apply for the grant through the Office of the Student Financial Services (OSFS) website, the Department said.

Applications are due May 16.

More to come.