Kibbie Grant (Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant)

The Kibbie Grant Program provides need-based financial assistance to Iowa residents enrolled in career education (career-technical) and career option programs at Iowa community colleges.

Grants for full-time students are designed to cover one half of the average tuition and mandatory fees at Iowa community colleges, depending on the student’s financial need and the amount of total funding available.

Kibbie Grant awards are tuition/fee-restricted in nature. When awarded in combination with other tuition/fee-restricted funds, total tuition/fee-restricted funding that includes a Kibbie Grant cannot exceed total tuition and mandatory fees charged to the recipient. In most cases, the Kibbie Grant award is reduced to comply with this policy.

For recipients of Chapter 33 veterans education tuition payments, the Kibbie Grant award should be applied to tuition and mandatory fees prior to the calculation of the Chapter 33 tuition/fee award.

In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission has the authority to administratively reduce the award.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Resident of the State of Iowa

  • United State citizen or national, or U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizens (as stipulated for Federal Student Aid eligibility).

  • Enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in an undergraduate degree or certificate program.

To Apply

  • complete your FAFSA by July 1

Award Notification

You will be notified through your Hawkeye email if you have been awarded a Kibbie Grant.

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