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 2018-19 award year, the maximum Federal Pell Grant is $6,095. Due to sequestration, awards first disbursed on or after October 1, 2018 and before October 1, 2019 must be reduced by 6.2 percent. This results in a maximum award of $5,717.11.
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.
- You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) but
- Meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements
- Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
- You were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death