The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is for students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan. The grant amount is equal to the maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year and cannot exceed cost of attendance. For the 2014-15 award year, the maximum Federal Pell Grant is $5,730. Due to sequestration, awards first disbursed on or after October 1, 2014 and before October 1, 2015 must be reduced by 7.3 percent. This results in a maximum award of $5,311.71.
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet the specific eligibility requirements below in order to qualify for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.