Programs for Dependents of Veterans
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 grants an automatic zero EFC for the Pell Grant Program ONLY to Pell Grant eligible students whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces and died in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.
- Sets the "Expected Family Contribution"("EFC") at zero for children of soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/01, if the student was under 24 years old at the time or enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time, and is Pell-eligible - effective 7/1/09 NOTE: This is a change to the original policy noted at the top of this page
- Creates the "Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants" - effective July 1, 2010 - for students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/01, if the student was under 24 years old at the time or enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the parent's death. This program is for students who do not qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. The awards will be:
- Equal to the maximum Pell Grant available for the award year. Awards will be proportionally reduced for students enrolled on a part-time basis.
- These awards will not be counted as "estimated financial assistance" in determining a student's eligibility for other Title IV federal financial aid funds. However, this award and all other aid received cannot exceed the "cost of attendance" at the student's school.
- Operational Implementation of Increased Title IV Student Assistance to Children of Certain Deceased Members of the U.S. Military
- Interim Funding Process and Preliminary Processing Information for 2010-2011 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants (July 30, 2010)
- Air Force Crossroads
- Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Programs
- Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
- Dependent Children Scholarship Program
- Military.com's Scholarship Finder
- Navy Marine Corps Relef Society Programs
- Scholarships for Military Children
- ThanksUSA Military Dependent Scholarships