Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants are for undergraduate students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001; and who, at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death, were less than 24 years old or were enrolled at least part time at an institution of higher education.
- You are pursuing your first bachelor’s degree.
- You are not currently eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements.
- 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.
- 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.
How to apply
You must have a valid FAFSA on file with NAU and submit all requested documents listed in your To Do Items on LOUIE. The Department of Defense will identify eligible individuals once the FAFSA is submitted. If you are eligible, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will post the grant to your LOUIE account. No further application is necessary on your part.
The maximum award of the IASG is equal to the maximum Federal Pell Grant that is available for the award year, but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. For the 2020-21 award year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021), the maximum Pell Grant award will be $6,345.
As required but the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the sequester law), award amounts for any Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2019, and before Oct. 1, 2020 must be reduced by 5.9 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been entitled. Any Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct.1, 2020, and before Oct.1, 2021 must be reduced by 5.7 percent.
You must submit the FAFSA every year that you are enrolled, continue to meet the general eligibility criteria and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. Please be aware that the federal government has established a lifetime limit for this grant of no more than 12 full-time semesters (or its equivalent) for eligible students.
For more information regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.