Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Federal Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) and Children of Fallen Heroes (CFH)

The FAFSA Simplification Act made changes to what was formerly called Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants (IASG) and Children of Fallen Heroes (CFH) Awards as well as the resulting award amount. Beginning with the 2024-25 award year, students who meet the eligibility requirements for Pell Grants under the Special Rule in HEA Section 401(c) will receive Max Pell, regardless of their calculated SAI. To receive a Pell Grant based on eligibility under the Special Rule, a student must be:

  • The child of a parent or guardian who died in the line of duty while (a) serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001; or (b) actively serving as and performing the duties of a public safety officer; and
  • Less than 33 years old as of the January 1 prior to the award year for which the applicant is applying (e.g., for the 2024-25 award year, a student must be less than 33 years old as of January 1, 2024, to be eligible).

The student must be currently enrolled at Chico State, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and submit supporting documentation to Chico State. All other Title IV student eligibility requirements must be met as well. A student who meets the above eligibility criteria is eligible for Maximum Pell, regardless of their Student Aid Index (SAI).