Your college education will be one of the most important investments you and your family 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. Graceland University Student Financial Services 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 Student Financial Services is not automatically renewed. You will need our Federal School Code, which is 001866, to complete the FAFSA.
To complete the FAFSA, go to www.FAFSA.gov.
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 Oct. 1.
Go to FAFSA Website
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 aid, file your FAFSA.
For good, general information on financial aid, visit:
Start with FAFSA
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 your state’s department of education for more information.
Iowa Tuition Grant
Available to Iowa residents seeking an undergraduate associate or bachelor degree at one of Iowa’s eligible private colleges and universities.
File your FAFSA before July 1 to establish your eligibility for the Iowa Tuition Grant. You must be enrolled in at least three hours in an Iowa private college to receive the Iowa Tuition Grant.
Iowa College Aid administers need-based college financial aid for Iowans.
Review Iowa College 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. Grade point average (GPA) requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.
Funding for Graceland University’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. Visit the Student Employment page for more information.
Student Employment Information