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Grants/Need-Based Aid

Federal and state grants are available for students showing financial need. To be eligible for any of the grants listed below you must file a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Renewal of these grants from year to year is based on financial need.

Federal Pell Grants
Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by your FAFSA. Awards range in value from $574 - $5,730 based on financial need and course load. Students with a prior bachelor or graduate degree are not eligible for this grant. Beginning July 1, 2012, students are only eligible to receive Pell Grant for the equivilent of six full time years.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
These grants are available to a limited number of undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and are eligible for the Pell Grant. Priority consideration will be given to students who complete their FAFSA by July 1 each year. Students with a prior bachelor or graduate degree are not eligible for this grant.

Iowa Tuition Grant
The State of Iowa offers the Iowa Tuition Grant to students who are residents of Iowa, attend a private college in Iowa, and meet the estimated family contribution (EFC) requirements. To be eligible for the Iowa Tuition Grant you must have filed the FAFSA form by July 1st. The amount is determined each year by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission but for 2014-15 is scheduled to be $4,550. In the event that available state funds will be insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission will administratively reduce the maximum award to an amount less than the statutory maximum.