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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Iowa National Guard Service Scholarship


  1. Need to apply annually and there are deadlines:  Fall term deadline is July 1st and Spring term deadline is December 1st
  2. Visit https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/
  3. Click on the State Grants and Scholarships link on the top of the screen
  4. Complete/Submit the application
  5. You will receive two emails
    1. Application received
    2. Application approved
  6. Once application is approved your name will appear on a roster the school receives. 
  7. Financial Aid office will process award and place on your Iowa Central account.
  8. Cannot be used during the Summer term, only Fall and Spring semesters.
  9. Questions regarding approval can be directed to the Iowa National Guard Education Office at 1-800-294-6607 ext. 4468 or educationia@ng.army.mil.

Federal Tuition Assistance (ArmyIgnitED)


  1. Need to apply for Federal Tuition Assistance every semester and the deadline is the student must be approved before the class starts.  
  2. Visit www.ArmyIgnitED.com
  3. Create login.
  4. Complete/Submit application
  5. Contact Sarah Ramthun 515-574-1021 or ramthun_s@iowacentral.edu to notify intent to use Federal TA.
  6. Pays up to $250 per credit hour and student can use a maximum of 16 credits per year.
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At Iowa Central the professors focus on the success of the students, and with small class sizes it makes interaction with the professors easier. You are not just some random number in a class at Iowa Central. The teachers are always available and can respond to any question you may have in a timely manner.

Dalton Baker
Elementary Education
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