Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
A student whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, may receive increased amounts of Title IV student financial assistance. The student must be 23 years of age or younger when the parent or guardian died, or, if the student was over age 23, he or she was enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian's death.
To be eligible for increased aid under these provisions, the applicant must meet all Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, except for having a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students must be seeking his/her first bachelor's degree and meeting all Title IV student eligibility requirements.
The maximum Iraq-Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed prior to October 1, 2013 will be $5,080.50. The maximum Iraq-Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 and before September 30, 2014 will be $5,238.56.