Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

U.S. Department of Education

Award Amount

The maximum Service Grant amount is equal to the maximum Pell Grant for a given award year, the current maximum award is up to $5,550 per academic year. Awards may not exceed the student’s cost of attendance and are prorated for part-time enrollment. Awards are not automatically renewable, eligible students may reapply each year.


Approximately fewer than 1,000 awards are expected to be disbursed.

Additional Information

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants program, which became effective on July 1, 2010, will provide non-need-based grants for students whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces who died in Iraq or Afghanistan as a result of performing military service after September 11, 2001. Grants are awarded to eligible dependents who cannot receive a Pell Grant because of a high Expected Family Contribution (EFC). If the resulting EFC is above the maximum for receipt of a Pell Grant, the student can receive an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant in lieu of the Pell Grant. Additional information on this award is available online at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid website.

Deadline Info

The U.S. Department of Education makes grant funds available to students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11. To apply, eligib ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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