Iowa Grants

Iowa Tuition Grant

Iowa Tuition Grants are available, based on financial need, for fulltime undergraduate study and for less than full-time enrollment. The full-time award is currently $6,000 for 2019-20. The grant may be renewable for a total of eight full-time semesters of study.

Iowa National Guard Educational Grant

Iowa National Guard Educational Grants are available to Iowa residents who are members of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit while enrolled in higher education. The individual award amount will not exceed the average tuition rate for full-time students at Iowa Regents Universities.

Future Ready Iowa-You Can Go Back Grant

This is a non-need-based grant program that assists eligible students at Buena Vista University who enroll in programs of study aligned with statewide high-demand jobs.  A first-time eligible recipient will not have had any college enrollment for the previous two academic years and must have earned at least 64 college credits.  The eligible student must enroll continuously on at least a part-time basis for each fall and spring semester after being accepted into the program.  Recipients may renew their award for up to 4 full time semesters.  The full time grant is expected to be $3,500 for the 2019-20 year.

Eligible Programs

Other Programs

Other gift aid programs, such has the Iowa Education & Training Voucher Grant and the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship, are available from the State of Iowa in limited amounts. These funds currently help Iowa students who have been in foster care, TRIO programs, alternative high schools or are homeless.

These gift sources are available to Iowa residents. If any of these resources are listed on your Financial Aid Award, they should not be viewed as official awards until your eligibility has been approved by the Iowa College Aid Commission. In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the Iowa College Aid Commission has the authority to administratively reduce the maximum award to an amount less than the statutory maximum.

Students from states other than Iowa should check with the proper agency in their state to receive information on availability of state-sponsored scholarships or grants.