Financial Aid
Iowa Pell Grant
  • Award Amount: $400 to $4310
  • Requirements:
    • Based on Part or full time enrollment
    • Need Based award
Iowa Tuition Grant
  • Award Amount: Maximum $4,000 per year for up to four years
  • Requirements:
    • Iowa resident
    • Undergraduate enrollment
    • Enrolled at an eligible Iowa private college or university
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant
  • Award Amount: Maximum is $1200 per year for up to two years
  • Requirements:
    • Iowa Resident
    • Enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in a qualifying program
    • Enrolled at an Iowa Community College
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Award Amount: $100 to $4,000 per year
  • Requirements
    • Need based award
    • Must have received a Pell Grant
    • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
    • US Citizen, national, or permanent resident

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be an intimidating step in the college application process. Below are a few tips to help you prepare.
1. Get it together
  a. Know the deadlines
    i. The FAFSA itself is generally due around June 30th, but the schools you are applying to may have different requirements for when they need to receive your processed FAFSA information
  b. Gather your information
    i. Have your and your parentís tax returns completed and on hand
    ii. Know which school(s) will need your FAFSA information
  c. Apply for a PIN
    i. You need a PIN to submit your application online.
    ii. Both you and your parents will need a PIN.
    iii. Do this early because it takes a few days to be emailed to you.
2. Fill it Out
  a. Go online and fill out the FAFSA forms
  b. Print or save your confirmation page
  c. Sign with your PIN
3. Save your PIN for next year.
  a. Save the original email containing your PIN or write it down and keep it in a safe place you will remember for next year.
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