When planning for college and beyond, it can be hard for students and families to find trustworthy resources on the internet. This page contains resources offered by Iowa College Aid and our partners which students can trust when planning the next phase of their life. Iowa College Aid also provides Your Course to College, a comprehensive guide that includes information on planning, preparing and paying for college. Order your free copy along with other college and career planning materials from Iowa College Aid's list of free publications.
View information about the financial aid process and different types of financial aid available.
A list of reputable websites and videos for college and career planning, scholarship searches and more.
A collection of articles addressing a wide variety of topics, including college planning, financial aid and more, this collection will provide students and families with the information they need for postsecondary success.
Find the Iowa Resident Classification Application form and the Student Dispute Resolution form, where a student who attends an Iowa postsecondary educational institution or an Iowan who attends a school in the U.S. can submit questions, concerns and complaints. Also find student loan deferment and discharge forms.
Iowa College Aid has compiled the following resources to assist Latin@ families as they plan, prepare and pay for college.
Resources for students with disabilities as they transition into postsecondary education including application for accommodations and information about other resource agencies.
The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) has replaced the General Education Development (GED)® test as Iowa's assessment required to earn a state-issued high school equivalency diploma beginning January 1, 2014. The HiSET provides individuals who did not complete a high school program the opportunity to receive their high school equivalency diploma. To earn a HiSET®, candidates must successfully complete a series of five subject area tests (Mathematics, Literature and the Arts, Writing, Science and Social Studies).
Broaden or narrow your choices for school type and location to view schools that match specific search criteria.
Learn which Iowa colleges and universities offer distance education and flexible learning opportuniites
To help with the college selection process, Iowa College Aid provides specific information on each college and university in Iowa. Check out the Iowa College & University profiles for information such as admissions requirements, admissions and financial aid contacts, priority deadline filing dates, as well as links to each institution's net price calculator and the College Navigator.