Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant


The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is a grant that students, who meet specific eligibility criteria, may receive to help pay for educational expenses.


  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Must not be eligible for a Pell Grant based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), but must meet all remaining Pell eligibility requirements.
  • 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.
  • Under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

IASG Recalculation

Amount will be adjusted to reflect actual enrollment up until the IASG Recalculation Date.

On this date your enrollment is locked, and if you add a class after this date, you will not receive additional IASG Grant to help pay for the added class.

Award Amount

Based on enrollment

  • Full-time (12 or more credits)
  • 3/4-time (9-11 credits)
  • 1/2-time (6-8 credits)
  • Less than 1/2-time (1-5 credits)

See Example

Example: If you have been awarded $1,000 in Federal Pell Grant for one term, you will receive the following amount based on your enrollment:


  • Full-time = $1,000


  • 3/4-time = $750


  • 1/2-time = $500


  • Less than 1/2-time = $250


IASG Grant is sent automatically to the Bursar's Office beginning the first day of the semester.

Your IASG will first pay your outstanding tuition and fees.

After this balance is paid, any excess financial aid will be refunded to you either by check, or through direct deposit (which you may set up in your myUVU student account).

Continued Eligibility

  • Complete a new FAFSA each award year.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester.
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • If you have received an IASG for the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters, you will no longer be eligible for an IASG.

To Whom Your Federal Student Aid Information is Sent

Federal Pell Grant and Loan information is sent to the U.S. Department of Education. This information is then included in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and is accessible to you and authorized agencies, lenders, servicers, and institutions.

View Your Pell Grant & Loan History