Grants are money that do not need to be repaid and are usually a need-based form of aid. Federal grants are awarded based on financial need as determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They do not require repayment.
The United States Department of Education's Student Aid Grants and Scholarships website offers more information on grants.
The Kansas Board of Regents offers information about state scholarships and grants.
If you are a resident of another state, see the The National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP) for links to other state scholarship and grant information or contact the Federal Processor for the specific state application requirements and deadlines.