If your parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. The grant is similar to a Pell Grant, but is not limited by your family income like a Pell Grant is.
Who can get an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant?
You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if
- you are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your expected family contribution
- meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements
- your parent or guardian was a member of the military and died as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11
- you are under 24 or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent's or guardian's death.
How much money can I get?
The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant but can't exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. For grants between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 the maximum award is $6,095.00.
How do I get the Grant?
Completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary to be eligible for ALL forms of federal financial aid, including grants, work-study, and federal student loans.