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Federal and State Grants

You are automatically considered for some grants when you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each has its own requirements, however, so you may receive several grants or none at all.

Federal

Grant Description
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Based on financial need
  • Priority goes to Pell Grant recipients
  • More information

State

Grant Description
Iowa Grant
  • Iowa students
  • Enrolled at eligible Regent Universities, independent colleges and universities, and community colleges
  • Based on financial need
  • More information
Iowa Tuition Grant
  • Iowa students
  • Enrolled at eligible private colleges and universities or business or nursing schools
  • Based on financial need
  • More information
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant
  • Iowa residents
  • Enrolled at an Iowa community college
  • Vocational-technical or career option programs
  • Based on financial need
  • More information
Iowa Barber and Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Tuition Grant
  • Iowa residents
  • Enrolled at an eligible barber and cosmetology college
  • Based on financial need
  • More information

Other Types of Grants

Other grants are available if you meet certain requirements. You are not automatically considered for these when you file the FAFSA, so you will need to make an effort to search them out and apply for them.

Grant Description
College
  • Awarded for special talents and financial need
  • Check with admission and financial aid offices
National Guard Educational Assistance Program
  • Active members of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard Unit
  • Must submit application to unit commander
  • More information

 

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