Iowa Financial Aid Application Information
Scholarships, Grants, & Loan Forgiveness
Which one are you investigating?
Loan Forgiveness Programs for College Graduates
A portion of your federal Stafford/Consolidation loan(s) may be cancelled or forgiven under certain circumstances. There are different ways that you may earn or become eligible to receive these types of benefits. These benefits are conditional, which means that to receive loan cancellation or forgiveness, you must agree to fulfill specific requirements
By completing this process, you will discover which programs you may be eligible to receive and will be guided through the application process for those programs
Please be aware of the individual application deadlines surrounding the state loan forgiveness programs. Generally applications are accepted January 1 to March 31 each year. Applicants must apply annually to receive subsequent funding.
Scholarships & Grants for Undergraduate College Students
Although applying for state financial aid requires effort on your part, it has never been easier. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will apply for most federal, state, and institutional scholarships, grants, and work study programs. Some state grant programs require a separate application which you can complete through the Eligibility Wizard. This single application will allow you to apply for multiple state programs. Please be aware of the individual application deadlines surrounding the state scholarship and grant programs.
Step 1: Complete the FAFSA after January 1, 2016, for funding in academic year 2016-17. The FAFSA must be filed on or before July 1, 2016, to be considered for most state financial aid programs in Iowa.
Step 2: Complete the Iowa Financial Aid Application after January 1, 2016, for scholarship and grant funding in academic year 2016-17. Apply as soon after January 1 as possible, as the scholarship and grant programs have priority filing deadlines.
Paper applications are available upon request.