Iowa State Student Aid: Grants & Scholarships

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


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 or text us at (347) 690-7886. 

Good luck!