Iowa Veterans’ Benefits 2018

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Iowa veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.

War Orphans Educational Aid

Children of Iowa veterans killed in action following September 11, 2001 are eligible for up to $11,844 per year in tuition assistance at an Iowa post-secondary institution.

Related: Tuition Assistance for the Military

Children qualify up to the age of 26. Dependents of those killed in action prior to September 11, 2001 are eligible for $600 per year with a maximum of $3,000. Residency is required to receive this benefit.

Iowa National Guard Tuition Benefits

Iowa National Guard members in good standing are eligible for up to $2,700 per semester for full time enrollment. Part-time students are eligible for $196 per semester hour. Additionally, Guard members who are mobilized will receive a tuition refund.


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For more information regarding Iowa veterans benefits, please visit – Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website


Related state military and veteran information:

State Veterans’ Benefits – By State

Iowa BAH Rates

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