Grants

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant

The All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant program provides grants to students who were previously adjudicated in the Iowa Foster Care System.

This grant program, which can cover up to the full cost of attendance, may be used for a range of education or career training programs.

In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission has the authority to administratively reduce the award.

Visit IowaCollegeAid.gov for more information about the All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Resident of the State of Iowa

  •  United State citizen or national, or U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizens (as stipulated for Federal Student Aid eligibility).

  • Enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in an undergraduate degree or certificate program.

  • Student must one of the following:

    • under the age of 18 and currently in licensed foster care under the care and custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services or Iowa Juvenile Court Services and will remain in placement to within 30 days of his or her 18th birthday.

    • under the age of 18 and currently under Juvenile Court order to live with a relative or suitable person and will remain in placement to within 30 days of the student's 18th birthday.

    • currently between the ages of 18 and 23 and was in one of the living situations described above until the age of 18. Student will be under the age of 23 on the day of he or she begins college.

    • previously in Iowa foster care and was legally adopted after the age of 16. Student will be under the age of 23 on the day he or she begins college.

    • is/was under Juvenile Court order to reside at the State Training School or Iowa Juvenile Home until age 18 and will be under the age of 23 on the day he or she begins college.

To Apply

Students must submit an application each year. No awards are renewed without a current application on file.

Award Notification

You will be notified through your Hawkeye email if you have been awarded an All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant.

 

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