Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
"Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)" submitted by SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 22nd July 2011
The maximum award grant of Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is given for any Pell Grant eligible student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001. You must be under 24 years old or enrolled at least parttime in college at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death. Effective July 1, 2010, if you are not eligible for a Pell Grant but your parent or guardian met the same post-Sept. 11, 2001 conditions above, you will be eligible to receive an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year, except that the amount will not exceed the cost of attendance for that award year.
Additional Student Eligibility Requirements
- Must be less than 24 years old or enrolled in postsecondary program when the parent or guardian died
- Enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death. Student must meet all Title IV student eligibility requirements.
- Are not also receiving a Pell Grant (reverse awards to Pell if become Pell eligible)
- Equal to maximum Federal Pell Grant available for the award year
- Not to exceed COA
- Reduced for part-time enrollment
- Non-need-based aid
- Not EFA in packaging other Title IV aid
- Department of Defense (DOD) match
- Awards made under same terms and conditions as Pell
- Payments calculated same way
- Up to two awards in an award year
- Eligibility limited to 900 percent of Scheduled Awards
Type of Aid
Grant: does not have to be repaid
Duration of eligibility
Percentage of Scheduled Awards used 750% (150% still available)
Monthly Grant Repayment Schedule and Duration
Maximum is same as Pell maximum; payment adjusted for less-than-full-time study You must be at least a part-time student at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death. If you are eligible to receive a Pell Grant, it will be determined that you have a zero EFC which can increase your eligibility for all federal student aid programs and maximize your Pell amount. If you are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant you will be eligible to receive this non-need-based grant; however, your EFC will not be changed and therefore neither will your eligibility for any need-based federal student aid.
Annual Award Amount
Maximum is same as Pell maximum; payment adjusted for less-than-full-time study
More Details For Education Benefits for Military and Dependents: www.gibill.va.gov
Federal Pell Grant Program Update For Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants: http://ifap.ed.gov/presentations/attachments/26FederalPellGrantProgramUp...