Higher education is an expensive thing to go for. There are many grants available to finance your education. It also depends on what kind of education you are looking for and how far you want to go with it. To apply for grants for college you can first look at your local college scholarships and grants program. If it does not meet your criteria, look for your state grant programs on the type of degree you want to receive a grant on. Certain high demand professions are highly funded by local and federal governments. Finally, look into the federal grant programs where they have special funding for certain high demand professional degrees. If one of these high demand professional degrees is not your choice, you can still receive other grants or low interest loans from the federal government based on your financial status or special circumstances.
Visit the website of your local state for financial aid for college and universities. These grants and aid is usually only for the residents of that particular state.
Visit the website of the federal financial aid for college and universities (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/). You will find a variety of grants and aid available here. Certain grants will only target certain students. For example, sometimes they are looking for people from a certain ethnic background, a person from a low income household or someone with special needs.
There are private organisations out there who will give you free money for college. Sometimes they use the same criteria as the government’s, but, many times they have their own criteria. They might require you to write a short essay explaining why you need that money and what it means to you. To search for private grants and scholarships you can try www.scholarships.com website which lists many scholarships.