Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

A student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.

Additional Student Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell funds, 
  • be under 24 years old, or
  • enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year – not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year.

Grants are similar to scholarships in that they are free financial aid students are not required to repay. Grants are awarded through federal, state, or University funds to students with high financial need.

Information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for the federal, state and institutional grants.