Iowa Student Loan
About Us Contact Us
Iowa Student Loan

Scholarships and Programs

Register for a chance at a $2,000 scholarship

As part of our mission to help Iowa students and families obtain the resources necessary to succeed in postsecondary education, we reinvest funds in programs designed to benefit Iowa high school and college students and their parents, as well as borrowers serving in critical need areas.

With our expertise in borrowing for college and repaying student loan debt, we look for opportunities to educate Iowa's students and families on these important concepts.

We offer both ongoing programs and annual programs that occur at different times of year. Check back often to see if you qualify for current programs as well as new offerings.

Programs for Parents

Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway
  • Participants: Parents and legal guardians of Iowa high school students
  • Awards: Thirty $1,500 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts
  • Qualification: Register online and complete designated components
  • Registration Open: Late summer – fall annually
  • Goal: Encourage parents to understand how they can assist their college-bound students with important college choices and set aside funds for education costs

Scholarships and Programs for High Schools and Students

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship
  • Participants: Iowa high school seniors intending to enroll in college the following fall
  • Awards: College scholarships of $2,000 each for 30 high school seniors and corresponding $500 awards to each of their high schools
  • Qualification: Register online and complete designated components
  • Corresponding Awards to Schools: Each recipient's high school will a $500 award to be used toward financial literacy programs and scholarship funds
  • Registration Open: Winter – early spring annually
  • Goal: Increase understanding of essential financial and borrowing concepts
Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship
  • Participants: High school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin intending to attend college in Iowa the following fall
  • Awards: Five $1,000 scholarships
  • Qualification: Register online and complete designated components
  • Registration Open: Early spring annually
  • Goal: Increase understanding of essential financial and borrowing concepts

Grant and Forgiveness Programs

Iowa Student Loan has awarded more than $6 million to nurses and teachers entering shortage areas. Although awards continue to be disbursed to those already accepted into the programs, no new applications are being accepted for Iowa Student Loan's grant and forgiveness programs.

Current Program Participants: All necessary forms need to be completed and submitted no later than Aug. 20, 2017, to receive any remaining benefits. Access forms and more information using the appropriate link below:

Military Programs

Armed Forces Interest Reduction

Iowa Student Loan recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices made by members of the military and their families and offers ways for those members to reduce interest rates and postpone payments.

Privacy Terms of Use Identity Theft and Online Fraud
6775 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266-9305
Copyright ©2012-2017 Iowa Student Loan®
Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Online Privacy Statement
To access this website and web-based applications, use web browser versions that meet minimum security requirements. View compatible browsers.