Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grant
This grant provides awards to Iowa National Guard members who attend eligible Iowa colleges. A new application must be completed each year prior to July 1 for the fall term, and prior to December 1 for the spring term. To apply, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must also complete the Iowa Financial Aid Application which is available at IowaCollegeAid.gov. Eligibility requirements include being an Iowa resident,
a member of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit for each term the member receives benefits, satisfactorily
complete required Guard training and maintain satisfactory performance of Guard duty, pursue an undergraduate degree, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are not eligible if they already have a bachelors degree. A qualified individual cannot receive an award for more than 120 semester credit hours of undergraduate study.
Veterans Educational Benefits
Information concerning veterans’ educational benefits and applications may be obtained from NCC’s Registrar.
NOTE: Active duty military personnel and military service veterans attending Northwest Iowa Community College, as well as their spouses and dependent children, are considered to be Iowa resident for admission, tuition and fee purposes. For further information, please contact the Registrar at