Iowa State Student Aid: Grants & Scholarships

The state of Iowa offers financial aid opportunities to Iowa residents including grants and scholarship programs. 

File FAFSA®

The first step to an affordable college education in Iowa is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA®. This financial aid application determines student eligibility for federal student loans, grants (including the Pell grant), work-study programs, and scholarships. 

Apply for Iowa State Financial Aid

In addition to the FAFSA®, some Iowa state grants and scholarships also require you to complete the Iowa Financial Aid Application (IFAA).

Iowa Tuition Grant

This need based grant is available for Iowa college-bound students. To be eligible, students must be an undergraduate student and be enrolled in one of Iowa’s private colleges or universities. 

To apply, students must file the FAFSA®, there is no additional application. 

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant

This grant was created for college-bound students who have been in foster care in the state of Iowa. There are two ways to qualify for the grant:

  • Must age out of the foster care system
  • Must have been adopted after the age of 16

Eligible students have the chance of being awarded a maximum of $4,644. 

For more information on Iowa state financial aid programs, click the button below. 

Have more questions about Iowa state financial aid or the FAFSA®? We’re here for you. You can reach the Frank financial aid experts via email at support@withfrank.org or text us at (347) 690-7886. 

Good luck!