Federal and State Grants/Programs

PELL GRANT $605 - $5645 per year
For students from low-and middle-income families who show financial need and are degree seeking. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Amounts are determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT $500-$1,000
Awarded to students receiving Pell Grants and demonstrating high financial need.

TEACH GRANT up to $4000 per year
For students interested in a full-time teaching career and committed to teaching for at least four years in a high-need subject area at a school that serves low-income families.  Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be pro-rated based on enrollment status.  If students do not fulfill stated teaching requirements, the grant will be converted to a loan with interest. Eligibility Requirements (PDF).
TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling

Other Federal Aid:

FEDERAL WORK STUDY/CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT
$500- $2500 per year
Awards are estimates. Earnings are based upon hours worked. Preference to early applicants. Once accepted and registered for classes, students may apply online for campus employment.


State Aid:

ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY FOSTER CARE GRANT up to $8,569 per year
For students between the ages of 17-24 who have aged out of Iowa’s foster care system or State Training School and students who are adopted after age 16 may qualify.

ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP up to $7,853 IN 2014-2015
For students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need.

IOWA STATE FAIR SCHOLARSHIP $500 - $1,000
For students who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair.

IOWA TUITION GRANT (up to $5,000 per year – amount determined by the Iowa Legislature and can be increased or decreased dependent on the availability of funds) Student must be an Iowa resident. Grant is awarded to students from low-and middle-income families who show financial need and are degree seeking at a private Iowa college or university.

All Iowa Grants and Scholarships require Iowa residency. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the July 1, deadline to determine financial need. There may be other requirements for applying.  See more details and specific eligibility requirements at: Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

OTHER STATE BASED AID PROGRAMS

Verification Policy

Definition: Confirming the accuracy of information entered by a student on the FAFSA by requesting documentation from the student as required by the federal government.  According to federal regulations, the following items must be verified.

  1. Household Size
  2. Number in College
  3. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
  4. US (federal) taxes paid
  5. Certain types of untaxed income and benefits

One third of all students submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are selected at random for verification.  An institution of higher learning is required to verify any FAFSA selected by the processor.  If selected, you will be notified by the processor after submitting the FAFSA.  Prospective students are further notified by the Wartburg Financial Aid Office (FAO) with instructions for completing the process when they register to attend the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) day. Returning students will be notified by an email from the FAO.  The FAO will not prepare an award package for a returning student until the verification process is complete.

Wartburg verifies the above information with the collection of the following documents. 

  1. Verification Worksheet – students will need to download and print the appropriate worksheet from the list found at: http://www.wartburg.edu/finaid/forms.aspxIf you are an independent student please contact the Financial Aid Office.
  2. Parent IRS Tax Return Transcript for the appropriate tax year.
  3. Student IRS Tax Return Transcript for the appropriate tax year.
  4. Copy of all parent and student W-2 forms for the appropriate tax year

No federal or state financial aid can be distributed to the student’s account until the process is complete.  The above required documents can be sent by postal mail or fax. 

Wartburg College Financial Aid
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA  50677

Fax # 319-352-8247

After completion of the verification process the student will be notified by email of any changes that are made to their FAFSA information and previously awarded financial aid.