This federal aid program is managed by:
Department of Education
To provide eligible veteran's dependent undergraduate postsecondary students with non-need based grant assistance to help meet educational expenses.
(Formula Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $232,000; FY 11 est $240,000
Uses and Use Restrictions:
The student must be an eligible veterans dependent whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. At the time of the parent or guardians death, the student was less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education. The student must also be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen who has been accepted for enrollment in, and is making satisfactory academic progress at an eligible institution of higher education. Eligible schools may be public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education, (such as colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools, hospital schools of nursing), and for- profit institutions (proprietary). Eligible males who are at least 18 years or older and born after December 31, 1959, can receive aid only if they have registered with the Selective Service. Graduate students and students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for assistance, except those enrolled in an eligible program leading to a professional certification in teaching.
Examples of Funded Projects:
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Less than 1,000 recipients are expected. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Types of Assistance:
Direct Payments for Specified Use
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
For FY 2010, grants will range from $555-$5,550; the average grant is estimated at $3,310 For FY 2011, grants are expected to range from $555-$5,550; the average grant is estimated at $3,310.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Students are not limited to one Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant during any award year (July 1 through June 30). There is funding for students to receive a second IASG during a single award year. IASG funds are disbursed by each payment period, at least twice during an award year. Students may only receive an IASG until they have received a bachelor's degree, except for those enrolled in an eligible program leading to a professional certification in teaching. Students are limited to a maximum of 18 semesters or equivalent of IASG funding to receive their bachelors degree. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
The student must be an eligible veterans dependent whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. At the time of the parent or guardians death, the student was less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education. Undergraduate students and students pursuing a teaching certificate enrolled as regular students in an eligible program at an eligible institution of higher education and making satisfactory academic progress. The applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and have a high school diploma, a GED, or demonstrate the ability to benefit from the program offered. Applicants must apply annually using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible, the applicant must meet all IAS Grant eligibility requirements, and must not have a Federal Pell Grant eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Eligible veterans dependent undergraduate students and students pursuing a teaching certificate that are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. Students must be: regular students in an eligible program and enrolled in institutions of higher education, making satisfactory academic progress. Incarcerated students, except those incarcerated in local penal facilities, are ineligible. Students must sign a statement of educational purpose, not owe a refund on a Title IV grant, and not be in default on a Title IV loan. Eligible males that are at least 18 years old and born after December 31, 1959, can receive aid only if they have registered with the Selective Service. The eligible veterans dependent student cannot receive both an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and Federal Pell Grant during the same award year.
Institutions act as disbursing agents for the Department of Education. The institution that the student attends calculates and disburses the IASG. The Secretary shall award grants under this section in the same manner, and with the same terms and conditions, including the length of the period of eligibility, as the Secretary awards Federal Pell Grants, except that the award rules and determination of need applicable to Federal Pell Grants shall not apply to grants under IASG. The amount of the IASG award is the same as the maximum Pell Grant for the award year, adjusted for the students enrollment status and cost of attendance.
Contact Info for Headquarters Office:
Federal Student Aid Information Center, Federal Student Aid, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Phone: (800) 433-3243.
http://www.ifap.ed.gov and www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov