Federal and State grants are all gift aid and do not need to be paid back. Classroom attendance is required to receive all Federal aid.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is for undergraduates working toward their first bachelor’s degree, and demonstrates exceptionally high need. Awards are made based off a students Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated after the FAFSA is completed. The award amount is determined by the Federal Department of Education. Maximum annual Pell award is $5,815 for the 2016-2017 aid year. The Pell Grant is adjusted according to the number of credits enrolled.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is grant assistance awarded to high-need students who also qualify for the Pell Grant. The maximum FSEOG award is $500. Students must be enrolled in half-time status at the beginning of Fall and Spring terms. Priority is given to students who file the FAFSA and have a “0” Expected Family Contribution. This grant has limited funding and is awarded until depleted.
Iowa Vocational Technical Tuition Grant (IVT)
Iowa residents that are enrolled in career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible to receive this grant. IVT grants can range from $500 to $1,200 for a full academic year. Award amounts are based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the number of credits in which the student is enrolled. Students must show a financial need, are in a Vocational Technical program of at least 15 weeks in length, have an EFC of $201-$5300, and who meet a July 1st deadline. Eligible recipients can be either full-time or part-time. IVT awards are tuition/fee restricted in nature.
Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant (KIBBIE)
The Kibbie Grant provides need-based financial assistance to Iowa residents enrolled in specific career or technical education programs of at least 15 weeks, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0-$6000, and meet the July 1st deadline. The award amounts are based on the number of credits enrolled. The maximum grant eligible for students enrolled on a full- time basis is $2505. If enrolled full time for summer an additional $1253 may be added. Eligible recipients can be full-time or part-time. Kibbie grants are tuition/fee restricted.
Iowa National Guard Education Assistance Program (NGEAP)
NGEAP is a state funded tuition assistance grant for Iowa Air and Army National Guard members attending college. Students must be Iowa residents (as established by the Adjutant General), in good standing with their units, and attend an accredited Iowa school. NGEAP pays up to 100% of the tuition costs at their school of choice. This does not have to be repaid.