Age Limits for Post-Secondary Education Subsidy

Today’s sole family law opinion from the Iowa Supreme Court is In re Marriage of Neff, which defines the age limit for children eligible for the “post-secondary education subsidy” (i.e., college support). According to the decision, a student must be “older than 17” and “younger than 23” to be eligible for college support under Iowa law.

The case also addresses some related college support issues, such as status of “PLUS” loans and the importance of filing court action immediately upon learning that the other parent is not contributing to the college expenses of the child.