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DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE

College Student Aid Commission

Karen Misjak, Executive Director

Mission Statement:
We advocate for, and provide a continuum of services to support, Iowa students and families as they explore and finance educational opportunities beyond high school.

Students served by Iowa Tuition Grants
Students served by Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grants
Student loan default rate

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Highlighted Measure:

Number of students served by Iowa Tuition Grants.

Data Source: Iowa College Student Aid Commission

 

Updated 09/30/2016

GRAPH - Students Served by Iowa Tuition Grants

Why this is important:
This program provides access and choice to Iowa families pursuing higher education. Students who receive tuition grants are able to attend private colleges and universities that best serve their individual needs. Two separate appropriations fund grants to students at not-for-profit and for-profit institutions. The grants help reduce reliance on student loans.


What we're doing about this:
The College Student Aid Commission advocates for assistance that provides access to higher education opportunities in Iowa.

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Highlighted Measure:

Number of students served by Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant.

Data Source: Iowa College Student Aid Commission

 

Updated 09/30/2016

GRAPH - Students Served by Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grants

Why this is important:
This program provides access and choice to Iowa families pursuing higher education by providing financial assistance to students attending Iowa community colleges. Vocational-Technical Tuition Grants encourage students to choose technical careers that are necessary for Iowa economic development.


What we're doing about this:
The College Student Aid Commission advocates for assistance that provides access to higher education opportunities in Iowa.

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Highlighted Measure:

Student Loan Default Rate.

Data Source: Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Note: In 2013, this moved to a 3-year default rate. The numbers on this graph are based on 2-year defaults.
The 3-year default rate for Fiscal Year 2013 was 11.9% for Iowa and 11.3% for the U.S.

Updated 09/30/2016

GRAPH - Student Loan Default Rate

Why this is important:
Borrowers who default on student loans, delay full participation in the community, and struggle to make ends meet. Those who do not repay student loans are subject to additional fees and unfavorable credit reports. They need personal attention and support materials.


What we're doing about this:
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission provides a comprehensive referral and support program to assist borrowers who are at risk of default. Participants receive individualized counseling and money management tools. The Iowa Outfitters Program provides many tools to assist borrowers.

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