Iowa Ready – Regent Price Match

Additional grants and scholarships ensure first-time college students from Iowa will have a direct cost equal to or less than the 2023-24 average of Iowa’s state universities – $21,060. 

Regent-Price-Match-Guarantee-21,060-or-below.jpgThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) processing delays are posing challenges for Iowans and hindering their ability to make an informed college choice. This situation is exceptionally stressful and difficult for students who are navigating the college-search process for the first time. In addition, FAFSA calculations have had a challenging impact on aid eligibility for farmers and small business owners. We understand that as an incoming student it’s exponentially more difficult to make this big decision when you don’t have a clear understanding of the aid you’ll receive and your direct costs.

To help families navigate the adverse impacts of the FAFSA delays, Coe College has announced the Iowa Ready – Regent Price Match guarantee. For all Iowa residents meeting the Iowa Ready eligibility criteria, Coe will provide scholarships and/or grants toward Coe's listed direct cost (tuition, fees, housing and meal plan) to ensure an out-of-pocket cost for first-time students equal to or less than $21,060 – the 2023-24 average Iowa regent universities' cost (including tuition, fees, housing and meal plan). (Note: 2024-25 regent prices have not been announced.)

Students should apply for admission to be considered. Full eligibility criteria can be found below and includes being admitted unconditionally, enrolling full-time, visiting campus and living on campus. Students must maintain eligibility requirements to be considered for this award in future years, not exceeding four years total. Based on FAFSA results, students may be eligible for additional scholarships, grants, work-study or loans.

Iowa Ready – Regent Price Match Eligibility

  • Must enroll as a first-time, first-year college student beginning in the fall of 2024
  • Current Iowa resident
  • Be admitted to Coe unconditionally
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on your final high school transcript 
  • Visit campus by June 1, 2024 (if official campus visit has not taken place already) 
  • Enroll full-time for the entire 2024-25 academic year
  • Maintain residential status (including a meal plan) for the 2024-25 academic year (and following three years of attendance)
  • Confirm enrollment by June 1, 2024 by submitting the $300 non-refundable enrollment fee 
  • Must file the 2024-25 FAFSA (and file in following years if students wish to be considered for this award in future years, but will not exceed four years total)

Students will be responsible for any additional increases to tuition, fees, housing and meal plan during their four years at Coe. To maintain financial aid offered through the Iowa Ready guarantee, students must maintain residential status (including a meal plan) for all four years of attendance. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 319-399-8500 or admission@coe.edu

Note: The dollar amount eligible students will pay to attend Coe will not exceed the 23-24 average direct cost (tuition, fees, housing and meal plan) at the three Iowa public universities – $21,060. 


"Iowa is our home and we are proud to serve the students and families of our state. Like hard-working Iowans, we are dedicated to ensuring Kohawks have the best in education, resources and opportunities, regardless of FAFSA processing timelines. Those delays should not inhibit their ability to have options. The values farmers and small business owners possess – like hard work and ingenuity – are the same values we instill at Coe. It’s an honor to recognize them with meaningful assistance and contribute to building a strong Iowa workforce.”

Coe College President David Hayes ’93
 


Frequently Asked Questions | Iowa Ready - Regent Price Match Eligibility

Who is eligible?

In order to be eligible for the Iowa Ready initiative, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enroll as a first-time, first-year college student beginning in the fall of 2024
  • Current Iowa resident
  • Be admitted to Coe unconditionally
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on your final high school transcript
  • Visit campus by June 1, 2024 (if official campus visit has not taken place already)
  • Enroll full-time for the entire 2024-25 academic year
  • Maintain residential status (including a meal plan) for the 2024-25 academic year (and following three years of attendance)
  • Confirm enrollment by June 1, 2024 by submitting the $300 non-refundable enrollment fee
  • Must file the 2024-25 FAFSA (and file in following years if students wish to be considered for this award in future years, but will not exceed four years total)

I am a prospective student and have already been admitted to Coe/received a scholarship offer for fall 2024? Will my scholarship change?

This will not negatively impact scholarship(s) you have already been offered by Coe. The Iowa Ready Initiative ensures Iowa residents can attend Coe at (or below) the average Iowa regent institution's 2023-24 direct cost – $21,060*, regardless of current scholarship offer. You cannot apply a previously offered Coe scholarship to the average direct cost. The Iowa Ready offer replaces or supplements previously awarded Coe scholarships.

Should I still file the FAFSA?

Yes. Students interested in receiving the Iowa Ready guarantee must submit the 2024-25 FAFSA as well as submit in each of the following years.

Will I receive additional financial aid from the FAFSA?

Based on FAFSA results, students may be eligible for additional scholarships, grants, work-study or loans.

Why is this being offered?

Due to the significant impact of the Department of Education’s FAFSA processing delays, this initiative is being offered to assist incoming Iowa students who are experiencing the college search for the first time as they navigate the uncertainty and stress surrounding making a college decision.

Where can I direct questions about my individual financial aid?

Your family’s admission counselor is available to connect with you regarding any financial aid or scholarship questions.

Does this impact current/returning students?

The delay in FAFSA processing is particularly stressful for students and families who are navigating the college-search process for the first time. Our current students have a sense of the financial aid that has been available to them. Therefore this is available to those enrolling as a first-time, first-year college student beginning in the fall of 2024 who have not ever received a financial aid offer and have a lesser understanding of college costs. Above you will find additional information regarding eligibility.


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