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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.
Iowa National Guard members currently serving and in good standing are eligible for up to $2700 pr semester for full-time education. Part-time students are eligible for $196 per semester hour. Guard members who are mobilized will receive a tuition refund. Visit the Iowa National Guard website for details or call 515-252-4579.
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.