Created in 1963 by the Iowa General Assembly, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) is a state agency dedicated to making the path to education and training beyond high school easier for Iowans. Iowa College Aid administers 13 state-funded, need-based scholarship, grant and loan forgiveness programs totaling more than $68 million annually.
The agency also provides college access, career planning, financial literacy, default prevention and outreach services that prepare students to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
We advocate for and help Iowa students and families as they explore, finance and complete educational opportunities beyond high school.
Because college changes everything.
All Iowans can achieve an education beyond high school.