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Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Type of Aid

Grant does not have to be repaid. Available for qualifying students through the 2023-24 aid year only.

Program Details

The IASG is available to eligible students whose parents or guardians died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 and who are not eligible for the Pell Grant. If your parent(s) or guardian(s) died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 and you are eligible for the Pell Grant, you may qualify for an increase. Click for details on the Pell Grant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA at
  • Student must have been 23 years of age or younger when the parent or guardian died, OR must have been enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian's death, if over the age of 23.
  • Students must meet all Title IV student eligibility requirements.

Award Amounts

  • Applicants with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) that is not Pell-eligible may be eligible to receive an award under the IASG program. The original statutory award amount was up to $5,500 per award year, adjusted for the student's enrollment status and cost of attendance. Due to sequestration required changes to this program, the following award amounts apply:

2023-2024 Award Year

Statutory Maximum Scheduled Award Amount Percentage Reduction From Statutory Award Amount Dollar Reduction Amount Adjusted Maximum Scheduled Award Amount
first disbursed on or
after Oct 1, 2023, and
before Oct 1, 2024
$7,395 5.7 percent $421.51 $6,973.49
first disbursed on or
after Oct 1, 2022, and
before Oct 1, 2023
$6,895 5.7 percent $393.01 $6,501.99

2024-2025 Award Year

This grant is being phased out due to a special rule for Pell Grants as part of the FAFSA Simplification Act beginning with the 2024-25 aid year. Instead of this grant, students who meet eligibility requirements will receive a maximum Pell Grant regardless of their Student Aid Index.

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