New to Iowa State University

The Office of Student Financial Aid is excited to welcome all of our new students and their families to campus! As you prepare financially for fall term, make sure you check out important dates and financial resources from orientation on our New to ISU page.

2016-2017 To-Do List

  • Apply for 2016-2017 scholarships.
  • Confirm your FSA ID for filing the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
    • FSA ID's
      • parents need their own
      • each FSA ID must have a unique email address
      • must use the first and last name matching your social security card
      • Quick Tutorial on Creating the FSA ID
      • Extended Tutorial on Creating the FSA ID
      • Parent Tutorial on FAFSA and Creating the FSA ID
  • File your 2016-2017 FAFSA

Phone Scams

Beware of scam artists posing as official representatives (either the IRS or law enforcement) asking for financial information over the phone. A recent warning has been issued:

On May 27, 2016 the IRS released a warning about the lastest scams targeting taxpayers with demands of a fake 'Federal Student Tax'.

Contact either the Federal Trade Commission or the IRS if you are targeted by a scam artist.

Graduating Summer 2016?

Loan Exit Counseling: Make sure to complete... The Student Loan Education Office is available to help you complete your exit counseling requirements and answer any of your loan repayment questions.

Looking for a work-study job this fall semester?

Check into Iowa State University's America Reads/America Counts (AR/AC) Program
  • Are you work-study eligible?
  • Looking for meaningful work in the community?
  • Currently hiring math and reading tutors.
  • This is a paid tutoring position.
  • Download an application on our website.