Grants, Loans and Scholarships

Graceland University believes in the shared responsibility of family, government and the institution for facilitating a student's attendance at the college or university that best meets his or her intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical and social needs.


Applying for Financial Aid

Your college education will be one of the most important investments you and your family will make. Financial aid can help you bridge the gap between your own resources and the cost of education. We emphasize bridging the gap because you and your family are primarily responsible for your college expenses. The Graceland University Student Financial Services department makes every effort to assist you and your family in obtaining the financial aid funds that you may need to meet expenses if your family's resources are not adequate.

Students must apply for financial aid each year by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting other required forms. Federal aid awarded by Financial Aid Services is not automatically renewed. You will need our Federal School Code which is 001866 to complete the FAFSA.

7 Easy Steps This website gives you helpful information on how to complete the FAFSA.

Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Although students can apply for financial aid throughout the year, funding for some financial aid programs may be depleted prior to May 1 for the upcoming academic year.

Your FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1.


Federal Aid

Federal student aid through the Department of Education is available for qualifying students in the form of:

To begin the process for determining your eligibility for Federal file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For good general information on financial aid, visit:


State Aid

Many states offer aid to their residents, part of which may be available for out-of-state tuition. Check with your high school counselor or State Department of Education for more information.

Iowa Residents:
File your FAFSA no later than July 1, to establish your eligibility for the Iowa Tuition Grant. You must be enrolled at least 3 hours in an Iowa private college to receive the Iowa Tuition Grant.

Visit Iowa College Student Aid Commission for more information


Graceland Aid

Full-time students on the Lamoni Campus and full-time nursing students on the Independence campus may be eligible for Grants and/or Scholarships. GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.


Student Employment

Funding for Graceland's student employment program comes from the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) and from Graceland University funds. Student employment is considered a type of financial aid. Campus employers are encouraged to give priority in hiring to students who have demonstrated financial need for employment by filing the FAFSA. Click here for more information.


Net Price Calculater

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