Important FAFSA Dates

October 1
  • FAFSA becomes available for the next school year. For example, October 1, 2021 the FAFSA became available for the 2022-2023 academic year.

December 1
March 1
July 1
  • FAFSA filing deadline for State of Iowa Grants and Scholarships
    (https://iowacollegeaid.gov/ScholarshipsAndGrants)

    • Iowa Tuition Grant—Enrollment at one of Iowa’s eligible private colleges & universities

    • Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship—Enrolled at one of Iowa’s community colleges or accredited private colleges that offer qualified programs of study and agree to provide specified student services.

    • Kibbie Grant (Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant)—Enrolled in specific career or technical programs at Iowa community colleges.

    • Iowa National Guard Service Scholarship—Iowa National Guard members who attend eligible Iowa colleges and universities.

    • Future Ready Iowa Grant—Students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree and meet specific criteria.

    • Karen Misjak GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship—Students who are part of the GEAR UP Iowa state-wide cohort.

    • Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant—Students enrolled in career or technical programs at Iowa community colleges.

    • Education and Training Voucher (ETV)—Students who have aged out of foster care or who were adopted after age 16.