Federal Pell grants are considered to be “need-based” gift aid. The Pell grant is the foundation of many students’ financial aid packages. Grants typically do not have to be repaid. The maximum Pell grant for the 2023-2024 academic year is $7,395. The actual amount of the grant is determined by a standard formula and funding established by Congress. All eligible students seeking a degree, full and part-time (including less-than-half-time), will receive awards. To apply, the student must submit the FAFSA.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The Federal SEOG program provides up to $600 per academic year to students with exceptional need. To apply, complete your FAFSA by March 1 (NIACC’s priority filing date).
Iowa Scholarships and Grants
To find more information about grants and scholarships for residents of the state of Iowa such as Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship, Kibbie Grant, Iowa National Guard Service Scholarship, All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship, Iowa Vocational -Technical Tuition Grant, GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship or Education and Training Voucher, check out https://iowacollegeaid.gov/ScholarshipsAndGrants.