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State of Iowa Undergraduate Grants

Types of Financial Aid

Iowa Tuition Grant (ITG)
The ITG is available to qualified Iowa residents who are enrolled in at least three credit hours at a private institution in Iowa. A student may receive ITG for no more than eight full-time semesters. The ITG is based on need, and students must have a FAFSA at the federal processors by July 1, 2014, to be considered for this award. The maximum ITG is $4,110 for the 2013-2014 academic year. You must be enrolled in as a full-time day student to receive the full award. In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission has the authority to administratively reduce the award.

Iowa Grants
Iowa Grants are awarded to high-need Iowa students, funded by the State of Iowa and awarded by Grand View. The maximum Iowa Grant award is $1,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Funds are extremely limited and are generally awarded to the highest-need students. You may apply by completing the FAFSA.

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
The All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship Program is awarded to students that are taking at least 3 credit hours, completed a FAFSA, completed a state application at www.iowacollegeaid.gov and are an Iowa resident.  Iowa College Student Aid Commission selects the award recipients.  Awards are prorated for students enrolling on a less than full-time basis.

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant
The All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant is awarded to students who were previously adjudicated in the Iowa foster care system and are taking at least 3 credit hours, completed a FAFSA, completed a state application at  http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/ and are an Iowa resident. Iowa College Student Aid Commission selects the award recipients.  Awards are prorated for students enrolling less than full-time and based on the student’s enrollment status.  Eligibility for this program ends when a student turns age 24.

Iowa Gear up Scholarship
The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Scholarship is a statewide non need-based scholarship program that assists students in the GEAR UP Iowa cohort with the cost of postsecondary education. Recipients must have been in the official GEAR UP Iowa cohort scheduled to graduate high school in spring 2014. Students must complete the FAFSA, complete a state application at www.iowacollegeaid.gov and be taking at least 3 credit hours.  Iowa College Student Aid Commission selects the award recipients.  The 2013-14 Gear up Scholarship was $2,600.  Awards are prorated for students enrolling on a less than full-time basis.

Iowa Education and Training Voucher
The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Grant is a federally-funded program to provide post secondary education and training opportunities to students who are currently or who have been in foster care. Students must complete a FAFSA, complete a state application at www.iowacollegeaid.gov and taking at least 3 credit hours.  Students can be funded until the age of 23 provided they were participating in the ETV program by age 21. Iowa College Student Aid Commission selects the award recipients.  Awards are prorated for students enrolling less than full-time. 

Iowa National Guard Education Assistance
The Iowa National Guard Education Assistance Program provides funds to members of the Iowa National Guard units.  Soldiers or Airmen must be an active member of the Iowa Army or Air National Guard, be a resident of the state of Iowa, and have satisfactorily completed initial entry training.  Soldiers or Airmen can not have met the academic requirements for a baccalaureate degree or be an AGR or technician of the Iowa National Guard.  The award is available for a total of eight semesters.  Applications should be submitted to www.iowacollegeaide.gov on or before July 1 through the Iowa Financial Aid Application.  The Adjutant General of Iowa selects eligible recipients.

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