November Is Financial Aid Awareness Month


What are Scholarships and Grants? (Video)

Scholarships and grants are awards of money toward your college education that DO NOT have to be repaid after graduation. Learn more about how scholarships and grants can help fund your college dreams in this video. 

Each week during Financial Aid Awareness Month, we will highlight a state scholarship or grant available to Iowa Students.

Week 1: All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
The All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship (AIOS) is a state-funded scholarship program for students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need. The value of this scholarship is based on the Regent average tuition and fee rate, so the amount of the 2017-2018 award is not determined until the Board of Regents sets their tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Week 2: Iowa Tuition Grant
Iowa Tuition Grants are awarded 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 statutory maximum award is set at $6,000, although the maximum award for an academic year may be less depending on the funding available and number of projected recipients. Recipients can receive grants for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate study. Part-time students may be eligible for adjusted amounts.

Week 3: Kibbie Grant
Iowa residents enrolled in specified career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible for this grant program. The maximum Kibbie Grant award is one-half of the average Iowa community college tuition and mandatory fees per year for up to two years of education. Part-time students may be eligible for prorated amounts.

Week 4: Teach Iowa Scholar Program
The Teach Iowa Scholar (TIS) Program provides qualified Iowa teachers with awards of up to $4,000 a year, for a maximum of five years, for teaching in Iowa schools in designated shortage areas. Qualified teachers are those currently teaching in designated shortage areas who meet all of the eligibility criteria 



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Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on May 26, 2018 at 8:57am.