Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Programs

There are two awarding provisions.  The determinant is whether or not the student has an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that falls within the range for Federal Pell Grant eligibility (EFC 0 – 5157).

Provision one:  Zero EFC Treatment

Criteria:  Pell Grant eligible.  Awarded to an undergraduate student whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.  The student must have been less than 24 years old or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.

Value:  Maximum Pell Grant of $5730 and an EFC of zero will be used to package all Federal Student Aid, without regard to the student’s FAFSA EFC.

Provision two:  Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Criteria:  Pell Grant ineligible.  Awarded to an undergraduate student whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.  The student must have been less than 24 years old or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.

Value:  Determined by the student’s enrollment status.  The students normally calculated FAFSA EFC will be used to package all other Federal Student Aid.