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Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

Like other federal grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants provide money to college or career students to help pay their tuition expenses. However, Iraq and Afghanistan Service grants have special eligibility criteria.

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  • Eligibility
  • You may be eligible to receive this grant if:

    • You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant based on your Expected Family Contribution but
    • Meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
    • Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
    • You were under 24 years or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

  • Award Amount
  • If you meet the requirements, your eligibility will be recalculated as if your Expected Family Contribution were zero.

    The award amount will be based on enrollment and will adjust if students are less than full-time.

  • Pell Grant Recalculation
  • The IASG Grant is adjusted to enrollment up until the Pell Recalculation Date (which we call Financial Aid Census Date [FAD] – See calendar).

    On this date, enrollment is locked, and if a class is added after this date, students will not receive additional Pell Grant to pay for the added class.

  • Disbursement
  • The IASG Grant is disbursed three days before the first day of the semester and will automatically cover tuition and other authorized charges. After that date, disbursements are processed weekly.

    After the balance is paid, excess financial aid will be refunded to students by check.

    The Cashier’s Office will notify students when the check is available to be picked up or mailed.
  • Continued Eligibility
    • Complete a new FAFSA each award year
    • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester.
    • Meet all other eligibility requirements.
    • If a student has received the IASG Grant for the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters, they will no longer be eligible for the Pell Grant.
    • Students may receive an IASG Grant for up to three full-time semesters in one year.
    • For the third semester, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours – unless there is remaining IASG Grant from attending less than full-time in previous terms.

    View Your Pell Grant and Loan History

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