Administrative Rules

The Iowa College Student Aid Commission adopts Administrative Rules to implement legislation found in Iowa Code Chapter 261, Iowa Code Chapter 261B, and Iowa Code Chapter 261G. These Administrative Rules are title 283 of the Iowa Administrative Code.

Administrative Rules Review

The Rules Docket published on this website is the official docket for Iowa College Aid. Executive Order Number Nine, signed by Governor Tom Vilsack on September 14, 1999, requires each agency of the Executive Branch of Iowa government to maintain a rulemaking docket and to publish the docket on the agency's website for public review.

The public is invited to comment on any Administrative Rule under Iowa College Aid's authority. Items that appear on our Rulemaking Docket specify a deadline by which comments must be received. Persons wishing to comment may do so by emailing Iowa College Aid's Agency Rules Administrator, Todd Brown.

Iowa College Aid's Rulemaking Docket

Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules Regulatory Plan

In accordance with Iowa Code 17A.9A, granted or denied waivers to administrative rules are reported on the Iowa Legislature website. To view agency waivers, click on Search Waivers, select College Student Aid Commission from the list on the Iowa Legislature website, and click Search Waivers.

The Commission updates the state’s website each time a request for a waiver is received to ensure public availability of this information.

Proposed and Adopted Administrative Rules

Iowa College Aid recommends that the public subscribe to “Administrative Rules Changes via Email” at Select “College Student Aid Commission,” provide an e-mail address, and select “subscribe.”

This site will provide updates to subscribers each time a change to an Administrative Rule is proposed or adopted by Iowa College Aid.

AppearanceIf you have questions about Iowa College Aid's Administrative Rules, please contact the Agency Rules Administrator:

Todd Brown
Division Administrator
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
475 SW Fifth St., Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 725-3405

Executive Order #10

Pursuant to Executive Order 10, Iowa College Aid will be reviewing its existing Administrative Rules. The current plan of review is in accordance with the schedule below. More information about Executive Order 10 is available at the following website:

Phase 1: December 31, 2023

  • Any chapters listed below that require amendments pursuant to statutory changes enacted during the 2023 legislative session will be moved to Phase 1.
283 Chapter Name
24 Rural Iowa Primary Care Loan Repayment Program

Phase 2: December 31, 2024

283 Chapter Name
8 All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
10 Uniform Policies
11 Iowa Tuition Grant – For-Profit Institutions
12 Iowa Tuition Grant 
13 Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant
15 Future Ready Iowa Skilled Workforce Last-Dollar Scholarship
18 Iowa Work-Study Program
20 Iowa National Guard Service Scholarship
23 Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant
29 Iowa National Guard Master’s Degree Scholarship
30 Iowa National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program
Phase 3: December 31, 2025

283 Chapter Name
1 Organization and Operation
2 Commission Procedure for Rule Making
3 Declaratory Orders
4 Due Process
5 Contested Cases
6 Public Records and Fair Information Practices
7 Uniform Rules for Waivers
14 Health Care Professional Recruitment Program
21 Approval of Postsecondary Schools
26 Health Care Award Program
27 Rural Iowa Veterinarian Loan Repayment Program
28 Teach Iowa Scholar
31 Mental Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
33 Chiropractic Loan Forgiveness Program
37 Student Loan Debt Collection

Rescind Schedule:

283 Chapter Name Date
16 Future Ready Iowa Skilled Workforce Grant Program 2023
22 Iowa Minority Grants for Economic Success (IMAGES) 2023
25 Rural Iowa Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program 2023
32 Chiropractic Graduate Student Forgivable Loan Program 2023
35 Iowa Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness 2023
36 Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship Program 2023