Financial Aid Programs:
A full list of Federal and state financial aid programs can be found at http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov
Apply for college and university financial aid
Some colleges and universities also have institutional financial aid programs available (either through their own resources, or provided by donors).
Some may rely on the FAFSA for eligibility (if based on financial need), but colleges may also have an institutional application that is required to apply for some of these institutional programs (you may want to make a quick call to the financial aid office at the college(s) or universities that you are considering to see if they have a separate application for institutional aid programs).
Others may consider your GPA, ACT/SAT scores, or other academic achievement or involvement data (merit-based scholarships).