Information on Grants - Federal and State
Federal Grants -
PELL GRANT - Awarded based on financial need per the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) calculation. Must complete the FAFSA application which determines the EFC number.
SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity) Grant - EFC of $0 to $1000 based on FAFSA application calculation.
Teach Grant - provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high need field in a low income school. The maximum TEACH Grant for 2020-21 is $3,772. There is no application to apply for the TEACH Grant. Students just need to submit their FAFSA yearly, have a declared high need area of study, and academic (ACT or GPA) component to be offered the TEACH Grant. Must sign an agreement to teach at least four years in an eight-year time frame after graduation. After finishing their program, they must provide an annual certification that they are currently teaching in a high-need field and a low-income school or intend to do so. Those who do not meet the requirements will see their TEACH Grants be converted to unsubsidized loans. Score is in the top 25th percentile on college admissions tests, and you need to maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA . please review this PDF document:Federal TEACH Information
State Grants -
1) Images Grant - Requires ethnic or racial status of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/Spanish, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. FInancial need based on FAFSA. Awards are up to $2000.
2) All Iowa Opportunity Grant - Available for one year only. Show financial aid based on FAFSA. Have HS GPA of 2.5 at least. Do online application through the Iowa College Aid Commission.
NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or enroll in an eligible program part-time along with an approved work-based learning program for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.
ADULT LEARNERS (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or part-time, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.