Publications

Iowa College Aid offers many publications relating to college planning and preparation. Some of these are Publications to Order while others are Publications to Download only. If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact us at 877-272-4456

Publications to Order

Your Course to College

Your Course to College

This comprehensive guide, updated for the 2014-2015 academic year, provides financial aid information, as well as a directory of Iowa colleges and universities to assist students and families with the college selection process.


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How to Apply for Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

This brochure has step-by-step information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for state and federal financial aid.


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Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants

This brochure reviews both federal and state scholarships and grants available to Iowa students. Additional sources for grants and scholarships are also discussed.


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Student Loans

Student Loans

This brochure reviews Federal Stafford, PLUS and Perkins loans as well as private education loans. Forgiveness and cancellation benefits are also briefly discussed.


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Planning For Our Future

Planning For Our Future

This guide for parents provides information on how to start preparing for higher education expenses.


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ETV and Foster Care Grant

ETV and Foster Care Grant

This brochure provides information on grant assistance available to youth in foster care to help cover their college costs.


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CCE Bookmark

CCE Bookmark

A College Changes Everything bookmark that includes tests dates and registration deadlines for the ACT and SAT.


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Where to Invest College Money

Where to Invest College Money

This guide, provided by the Iowa Insurance Division, covers the basics of investing to build a college fund. Investment categories, 529 plans and tax incentives are covered.




I Have A Plan Iowa Access Card

I Have A Plan Iowa Access Card

These convenient, business sized cards can be provided to students when they are creating their online portfolio. The cards include the URL to access I Have A Plan Iowa® and each student can record his/her account name and password.


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Parent Guide

Parent Guide

This guide explains I Have A Plan Iowa® to parents. It includes information on the advantages of early career planning, an explanation of the Iowa Guideways and how I Have A Plan Iowa® can help middle and high school students prepare for college and a career.


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Publications to Download

Products and Services Flyer

Products and Services Flyer - Download-Only

This flyer provides information on products and services provided by Iowa College Aid.


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Iowa Financial Aid Application

Iowa Financial Aid Application - Download-Only

This flyer provides information on the Iowa Financial Aid Application.


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Helpful Websites

Helpful Websites - Download-Only

This brochure provides many reputable websites available for college planning, scholarship searches and more.


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Federal Parent PLUS Loans

Federal Parent PLUS Loans - Download-Only

This fact sheet is designed for families with students attending a college or university that participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. It discusses the benefits of Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans as a means for parents to assist their students with costs of higher education.


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Paying for College

Paying for College - Download-Only

This fact sheet helps parents and students to effectively communicate with college and university financial aid administrators. Factors to consider when evaluating financial aid awards, tips for working with the financial aid office, and questions to ask regarding college costs, applying for financial aid, paying for college and parent and student loans are discussed.


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Protecting Your Identity

Protecting Your Identity - Download-Only

This fact sheet provides information on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. Warning signs, resources and steps to take if information has been compromised are included in this fact sheet.


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Kibbie Grant

Kibbie Grant - Download-Only

This fact sheet provides information about the Kibbie Grant, a state-funded grant program.


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Higher Education Tax Benefits

Higher Education Tax Benefits - Download-Only

This fact sheet has been updated for the 2013 tax year and provides information on money-saving tax benefits available to taxpayers that may help reduce the overall cost of a college education.


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All Iowa Opportunity Schlr

All Iowa Opportunity Schlr - Download-Only

This flyer provides information about the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship, a state-funded scholarship available to Iowa residents.


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Health Care Professional

Health Care Professional - Download-Only

This loan repayment assistance program serves osteopathic doctors, physicians assistants, podiatrists and physical therapists practicing in high-need communities in Iowa.


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John R. Justice Grant Program

John R. Justice Grant Program - Download-Only

The John R. Justice Grant program is a federally-funded program that provides loan repayment for eligible public defenders or prosecutors in the state of Iowa


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Teach Grant Fact Sheet

Teach Grant Fact Sheet - Download-Only

This fact sheet provides students with information on the TEACH Grant, a federally-funded program created to help college students who plan to teach, pay for college. The information provided describes the program qualifications and requirements.


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GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship - Download-Only

This brochure features information for GEAR UP Iowa students about the GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship, including eligibility requirements, how to apply and scholarship disbursement.


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Students with a Dream

Students with a Dream - Download-Only

Educational Opportunities for Students with a Dream provides a partial list of scholarships for which undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students may be eligible.


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Private Loan Research Tips

Private Loan Research Tips - Download-Only

Private loans are not federally insured loans, but rather are offered by private lenders. You should exhaust your other financial aid options before accepting a private loan. Keep these tips in mind when you are researching and comparing lenders to find the right loan for you.


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Introduction to IHAPI

Introduction to IHAPI - Download-Only

This brochure provides educators with an introduction to each of the I Have A Plan Iowa® guideways. Introductions can be read to students prior to beginning a specific guideway in order to explain what they can expect. Please call Iowa College Aid to request copies.


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IHAPI Admin Brochure

IHAPI Admin Brochure - Download-Only

This brochure provides educators using I Have A Plan Iowa® with an overview of the products features, the purpose of the product, benefits and more!


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I Have A Plan Iowa Test Prep

I Have A Plan Iowa Test Prep - Download-Only

Provides information on the Test Prep program found in I Have A Plan Iowa®.


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Roads to Success

Roads to Success - Download-Only

This flyer gives information on Roads to Success, a college and career curriculum provided free to Iowa educators. It helps students in grades 7 through 12 develop plans for the future, stay focused on their education, and acquire the skills necessary to facilitate the transition from teen years to adulthood. Roads to Success can be accessed through I Have A Plan Iowa®.


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Paws in Jobland

Paws in Jobland - Download-Only

This flyer gives information on Paws in Jobland, an online career awareness program that helps elemantry students build self-awareness, identify personal interests, and explore the world of work.


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IA Financial Literacy Program

IA Financial Literacy Program - Download-Only

In an effort to bring financial literacy to every Iowa high school, Iowa College Aid is providing, at no cost to schools, an online financial literacy platform, developed by EverFi, Inc. The Iowa Financial Literacy Program helps Iowa educators teach, assess and certify Iowa high school students in over 600 core concepts of personal finance, and can be accessed through I Have A Plan Iowa®.


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Vault Flyer

Vault Flyer - Download-Only

This flyer features information about Vault, a new media program specifically designed to introduce financial literacy skills early in a childs cognitive development.


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