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Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Eligibility requirements:

You may be eligible to receive the Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:

  • You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • 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.

How do I apply?

Annually file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial Aid and Scholarships will use the information provided by the Department of Education to determine your annual federal financial aid eligibility, including eligibility for the IASG. Once awarded you will be sent an email to review the financial aid awards on your TritonLink.

How much money can I receive?

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your annual estimated basic cost of attendance. For the current annual Pell Grant amount please visit

Please note: eligible students enrolled in less than 12 units will receive a reduced amount of the Pell Grant for the term:

  • 6-8 units = 50%
  • 9-11 units = 75%
  • 12+ units = 100%

For more information on the IASG please visit the Federal Student Aid website.