Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

This loan is give to students who's parent or guardian was a member of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan and died in service. Unlike other grants, this plan has peculiar eligibility criteria. To know more about this plan read this article.

Posted by Akshay Nair P R on 21st May 2018

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

The IASG is available to those students whose parents or guardian died during their military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. 


Eligibility

  • Complete the FAFSA

  • Is not eligible for Federal Pell Grant on the basis of Family Contribution

  • Should fulfil the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements

  • Parent or guardian was a member of the US Armed forces who died during military services after the event of 9/11

  • One should be less than 24 years old and enrolled in college.


How much money can I get?

This grant provides that same amount as that of the Federal Pell Grant but can't exceed your cost of attendance for that year.

For the grant between July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, the maximum award is $6,095.

And the grant between July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, the maximum award was $5,920.

Grant for the year 2016 summary:

Impacted Awards First disbursed prior to October 1, 2015 (FY 2015 Sequester) First disbursed on or after October 1, 2015, and before October 1, 2016 (FY 2016 Sequester)
Statutory Award Amount $5,775 $5,775
Reduction from Statutory Award Amount 7.30% 6.80%
Dollar Reduction Amount $421.57 $392.70
Adjusted Award Amount $5,353.43 $5,382.30

Grant for the year 2017 summary:

Impacted Awards First disbursed on or after October 1, 2015, and before October 1, 2016 (FY 2016 Sequester) First disbursed on or after October 1, 2016, and before October 1, 2017(FY 2017 Sequester)
Statutory Award Amount $5,815 $5,815
Reduction from Statutory Award Amount 6.80% 6.90%
Dollar Reduction Amount $395.42 $401.23
Adjusted Award Amount $5,419.58 $5,413.77

 How to maintain the grant

  • Fill FAFSA every year till you're in college so that you would be eligible for this grant

  • After that, the US Department of Education and your University will determine your eligibility for the grant

  • Once you earned your first degree, you are no longer eligible for the grant again


Conclusion 

It is a grant that would help the family of the military people who has sacrificed their life for their country.

This grant helps them in a way that would remove the financial pressure from the Children of the family who wants to go for higher education. 


FAQ

  1) How much money can I get?


It is equal to that of Federal Pell Grant, as mentioned above, but it will not exceed your cost of attendance for the academic year.