State of Iowa Awards

Attend the Iowa college of your choice

The State of Iowa hosts a number of programs designed to help residents of Iowa to attend the college of their choice.

Please note that state grant funds will not be replaced by Morningside College if you are considered ineligible by the state due to incomplete paperwork, late filing, insufficient funding, or loss of need-based funding due to changes in your FAFSA information.

Awards given by the state of Iowa

Iowa Tuition Grant (ITG)

Am I Eligible?

This program provides aid based on significant financial need to qualified, undergraduate Iowa residents who are enrolled at least one-quarter time (3 credit hours) at a private institution in Iowa.

A student may receive the Iowa Tuition Grant for no more than eight full-time semesters.

How Do I Apply?

Application is made by completing the FAFSA by July 1st and having an EFC at or below $13,500.

Awards vary up to $5,000 per academic year ($4,110 for the 2013-2014, $4,450 for the 2014-2015 academic year) for full-time undergraduate study (12 or more credit hours). The ITG is pro-rated to students who are attending less than full-time.

The ITG award will not be finalized until it is confirmed that you meet Iowa residency requirements. This is determined by Iowa’s General Assembly using information from the FAFSA.  In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the ICSAC has the authority to administratively reduce the award.

Iowa Grant

Am I Eligible?

The Iowa Grant program provides aid based on demonstrated financial need. Iowa Grants are given to full-time undergraduate students with the highest financial need.

How Much Can I Receive?

The amount of the Iowa Grant is determined by Morningside College based upon available funding levels.

Iowa National Guard

Am I Eligible?

This grant provides annual awards to Iowa National Guard members who attend eligible Iowa colleges and universities. The Iowa Adjutant General determines eligibility.

How Much Can I Receive?

Maximum individual awards cannot exceed the resident tuition rate at Iowa Regent Universities. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the maximum award was set to 100% of the average tuition rate for full-time students at Iowa Regent Universities, an annual amount of $6,658.

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

What is the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship?

This is a one-year scholarship for students attending a four-year private institution.

Am I Eligible?

This program provides aid to students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need. Eligible Iowa students must complete the FAFSA and have a 2.5 GPA. on a 4.0 grade scale.

Priority will be given to students who participated in the Federal TRIO Programs, graduated from alternative high schools, and to homeless youth.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply online. The 2014-2015 academic year Iowa Financial Aid Application will be available January 1, 2014, and the priority deadline is March 1.

How Much Can I Receive?

For the academic year 2013-2014, the maximum award is $7,824.

Where Can I Learn More?

For more information, please call 1-877-242-4456.

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

Am I Eligible?

These programs provide aid based on financial need. Students who are in foster care, were in foster care, or were adopted from foster care after their 16th birthday may be eligible to receive assistance to help cover the costs of a college education or job training.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply online after you complete the FAFSA. The priority deadline is March 1.

How Much Can I Receive?

The All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant ranges from $2,364-$8,368 per year. The ETV program provides grants of up to $5,000 per year.

The All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant Program may provide up to the full cost of attendance less other financial aid received.

Where Can I Learn More?

For more information, please call 1-800-383-4222.

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