Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is a federal grant for students whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

Like other federal grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants provide money to college or career school students to help pay their education expenses. However, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants have special eligibility criteria.

Who can get an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant?

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is available to students admitted to an undergraduate degree-seeking program who have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree and who continue to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements for financial aid eligibility.

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 but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death

Your response on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will alert the school of your potential eligibility; no additional application is required in order to receive these grant funds.