Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant provides money to undergraduate students to help pay for their educational expenses and has special eligibility criteria.


The maximum award of the IASG is equal to the maximum Federal Pell Grant that is available for the award year, adjusted for enrollment status.  The federal government has established a lifetime limit of no more than 12 semesters (or its equivalent) for eligible students.  



  • You complete a FAFSA and are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution
  • 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 serve 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.
  • The Department of Defense (DOD) will identify eligible individuals.


Available to undergraduate students who have lost a parent because of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001. The student does not need to meet the Federal Pell Grant’s Expected Family Contribution requirements, but must meet all other Federal Pell Grant requirements. Further, the student must be either under 24 years of age or enrolled in college at time of parents’ death. The amount is the approved maximum Federal Pell Grant annually minus federal sequester-required adjustments and cannot exceed cost of attendance.  


For more information regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan Service grant, please visit the Federal Student Aid site.