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Iowa Tuition Grants

Iowa Tuition Grants are distributed to Iowa residents enrolled at one of Iowa’s eligible private colleges and universities. Priority is given to applicants with the greatest financial need. The maximum grant for the 2014-2015 academic year is $4,550. All Iowa-funded grants require that the student submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than June 30.

For more information on this program, please click here.

Iowa Grants

Qualifications: Iowa resident with greatest financial need.

Max. Amount: $1,000 (amounts determined each year by the Iowa College Aid Commission and state legislative appropriations; depends on the number of credits/semester student is enrolled)

For more information on this program, please click here.

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship Program

Qualifications: Iowa Resident who attends college within two academic years of graduation from high school; student must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; FAFSA filing deadlines may be applicable in future award years

Stipulations: Only available for 2 full-time semesters (1 academic year)

For more information on this program (and the All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant), please click here.

State Loan Forgiveness Programs

Students are offered several loan forgiveness programs in Iowa. These programs are specific on the location and area in which a student works after graduation from college. These programs focus on recent graduates working as nurses or teachers in shortage areas in Iowa.

How does loan forgiveness work? Basically, you borrow loans while you are in college. Once you graduate, you can apply for forgiveness on these loans (as long as you meet the program requirements). As long as the required materials are submitted each year (for a set number of years), a certain percentage of your loans can be forgiven!

Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator Loan Forgiveness Program

Loan forgiveness program offered through the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. For more information on this program, please click here.

Iowa Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

Loan forgiveness program offered through the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. For more information on this program, please click here.

Iowa Student Loan Nursing Education Loan Forgiveness Program

Loan forgiveness program offered for all loans serviced by Iowa Student Loan. For information on this program, please click here.

Iowa Student Loan Teacher Education Loan Forgiveness Program

Loan forgiveness program offered for all loans serviced by Iowa Student Loan. For information on this program, please click here.

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