State of Iowa Grant Programs
To be eligible for these types of gift aid, a student must be an undergraduate resident of Iowa and meet the need eligibility requirement of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. The Iowa Tuition Grant, the best known of this type, can be awarded for up to eight full-time semesters of enrollment. To meet eligibility criteria, a FAFSA must be filed before July 1. In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved Iowa Tuition Grant, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission has the authority to administratively reduce the award.
Federal or Institutional Employment
Federal or institutional employment is financial aid that is earned. Students may obtain jobs on campus to provide for their personal expenses. This aid form is not intended to pay the direct educational costs of tuition, room, board or institutional fees. Federal or institutional employment potential may be part of your aid package. Employment positions are not assigned or guaranteed. Students must seek employment with departments on campus. An employment application and related forms must be completed annually.
Institutional Grants and Scholarships
Institutional grants and scholarships are a form of gift aid provided by Graceland University. There are certain guidelines a student must meet to remain eligible for this aid. Guidelines include being enrolled full-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined in the Graceland University catalog. Additional rules may apply to specific grants.
Outside scholarships may be another source of educational funding from your community or other organizations. We encourage you to apply for such aid. If you receive any scholarships or grants from outside of Graceland University, notify your financial advisor of the name of the scholarship, the name of the donor and the dollar value. These scholarships become a part of your financial aid package. The funds should be sent to Graceland University and may affect federal or institutional aid eligibility.
Agency support is available to qualifying students by numerous sources. Common agencies that can provide assistance are Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services, Veteran’s Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For more information on qualifications and funding, contact the agency counselor in your home area.