Iowa Education Resources
The governor has designated the Iowa Department of Education as the State Approving Agency. It is responsible for approving all GI Bill programs in Iowa. Visit the Iowa Department of Education website.
Michael Dommer, Consultant
Rebecca Griglione, Assistant
Phone: 515.281.3317 Ext. 3317
Children of deceased military service members who died while in an active military status after September 11, 2001 can apply for educational scholarships to attend college. The Scholarship is administered by IDVA and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.
Children of Iowa veterans killed in action following September 11, 2001 are eligible for up to $11,844.00 per year in tuition assistance at an Iowa college. Children up to the age 26 can qualify. Dependents of those killed in action prior to September 11, 2001 and live in Iowa are eligible for $600 per year with a maximum of $3,000.
Qualifying veterans who did not complete high school (in Iowa) due to armed service enlistment can receive an honorary high school diploma. The application form is used by the IDVA and the Department of Education to establish eligibility for honorably discharged veterans.
Future Ready Iowa connects Iowans to the education and training required for good paying jobs and careers to improve people's lives. The Future Ready Iowa goal is to have 70 percent of Iowans with education and training beyond high school by 2025.
Find GI Bill approved schools and compare benefits with the GI Bill Comparison Tool. You can use your GI Bill benefits at some—but not all—schools. Use the resources listed here to search for GI Bill approved schools, compare the benefits you’ll receive at different schools, and get more advice to help you choose a school.