Need help paying for college tuition and expenses?  AIB's Forsyth Financial Aid Offices staff is eager to assist students in making college an affordable option, regardless of your financial background.  Our knowledgeable financial aid professionals will assist you with the financial aid process.  No appointment is necessary!  Can't stop by?  No problem.  E-mail us at or give us a call at 515-697-5907.

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are the best type of financial aid, because you do not have to pay them back!  You can automatically qualify for an AIB-sponsored scholarship simply by applying for admission.  No extra forms are needed.  Check out AIB's scholarships here, and learn about federal and state grants here.  To qualify, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by AIB's priority deadline of April 1.

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Loans are borrowed money, provided either through the Department of Education or through a private lender.  This is money that must be paid back with interest.  Check out college loan options here.

Student Employment​

At AIB, there are two main stypes of student employment.

College Work Study is a federally funded program that allows students to hold part-time employment either on campus or with a nonprofit agency that has entered into a contract with the college.  Students must complete the FAFSA to qualify.

Part-time employment is available both on and off campus and can help defray college expenses as well as provide valuable learning experiences.  AIB's Career Services Department posts many part-time positions as they are available and will assist students with the hiring process.

Filling out the FAFSA

See this series from Federal Student Aid for information and tips on how to fill out the FAFSA.