Iowa Student Loan

Iowa Student Loan offers several free college funding opportunities as incentives for students and families to adequately prepare for college expenses. With three different programs offering a total of more than $100,000 in awards for the 2018-2019 school year, students and families can earn college cash while learning valuable information.

About the Programs

Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway

Dates: Sept. 4-Oct. 21

Open to: Parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6-12.

Awards: Fifty $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts.

Requirements: Visit the Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register for a random drawing.

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Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

Dates: Oct. 22-Feb. 22

Open to: Iowa high school seniors who will attend college in fall 2019.

Awards: Thirty $2,000 college scholarships plus $250 to each recipient’s high school.

Requirements: Register online and then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment.  Scholarships are awarded to the 30 students with the highest scores.

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College Funding Forecaster Giveaway

Dates: March 18-April 30

Open to: Iowa high school seniors attending college in fall 2019 and their parents or guardians.

Awards: Ten $1,000 awards sent directly to each student’s college for fall 2019.

Requirements: Complete the College Funding Forecaster tool to estimate total college cost over four years and enter contact information to register for a random drawing.

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The Cardinal Newman Society

Catholic Colleges Want You: Sign Up for Recruit Me!

Letting faithful Catholic colleges compete for you is simple!

  1. Allow the Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity to recruit you.  In the days and weeks ahead, sit back and let these faithful Catholic colleges send you the information that matters most.
  2. Receive exclusive college search tips from The Cardinal Newman Society.
  3. Be eligible for the Newman Society’s $5,000 Essay Scholarship Contest for high school seniors.

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