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Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Type of Aid: Grant

Source of Funds: Federal.

Eligibility Criteria: Parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq and Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001.

AND

You are under 24 years old or enrolled in college at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

Application Form(s) Required: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA

Application Procedures: File FAFSA each year

Application Deadline: Plan to apply at least a few weeks before start of classes.

Amount of Award: Pell eligible students will receive the Zero EFC maximum Pell Grant Award
Non-Pell Eligible students will receive the Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant Award. Exception:  the amount will not exceed the cost of attendance for that award year

Grant and Scholarship Comparison Chart

Need Based?
Minimum Enrollment

Graduate Student
Eligibility?*

Lifetime Limit?
On-Time FAFSA Filers Only
Yes
1 credit hour
No
12 semesters
No
Yes
6 credit hours
No
No, but must be Pell Grant eligible
No
No
1 credit hour
No
12 semesters
Yes
Yes
12 credit hours 
Professional Medicine Only 
4 years
Yes
No
12 credit hours
Professional Medicine Only
4 years
Yes
No
1 credit hour
Yes
124 credit hours
No
No
12 credit hours
No
8 semesters
No
Varies
Varies
Typically, no
Varies
Varies

* Unless otherwise noted, eligibility is only for students seeking their 1st Bachelor's Degree