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I Have a Plan Iowa
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission sponsors a statewide community web portal, I Have A Plan Iowa®, to help students transition through middle school, high school, college and beyond, as well as provide tools for adults seeking education and employment opportunities. This portal contains career and college planning tools and resources; national and state scholarships; free access to ACT, SAT and GRE test preparation tools; and information on Iowa employment opportunities. This site also is designed to equip education professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to assist students, families, and individuals seeking job training or retraining opportunities with career exploration and information, as well as knowledge about educational and financing opportunities.
College and University Snapshots
College and University Snapshots provides a quick information snapshot on the degree-granting institutions in Iowa. Students can also link to each college’s net price calculator as well as information regarding enrollment, retention, graduation rates, programs and majors.
New Educational Opportunities for Unemployed Workers
Americans with more education and training have more secure jobs and higher earnings. With jobs hard to find, it may be a good time to consider going back to school. The President recently announced that unemployed workers receiving unemployment benefits may qualify for a special hand in paying for education and training. And aid can be significant: In particular, the Federal Pell Grant program can provide up to $5,350 for educational costs at community colleges, colleges and universities, and many trade and technical schools. This is only one example of several federal student aid programs available to assist unemployed workers.
Ready for College and Ready for Work: Same or Different?
Results of an ACT study provide evidence that, whether planning to enter college or workforce training programs, high school students need to be educated to a comparable level of readiness in reading and mathematics. Graduates need this level of readiness if they are to succeed in college-level courses without remediation and to enter workforce training programs ready to learn job-specific skills.
Financial Aid Estimator
Use the FAFSA4caster to receive an early estimate of the financial aid you may be eligible to receive.
Colleges and Universities In Iowa
A listing of Iowa Colleges and Universities.
State of Iowa's Department of Education
Iowa Department of Education
Iowa's Student College Aid Commission
College Student Aid Commission services include administration of student financing, information services, research, and program evaluation.
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Information from the Iowa Workforce Information Network Education
Visit http://iwin.iowaworkforce.org to gain the latest data and trends pertaining to the economy and workforce.