Important Dates

For 'New' Fall 2015 and 'Current' Students

Starting January 1st
  • File your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st to meet ISU's priority filing date, and maximize your aid eligibility
  • Scholarship deadlines are quickly approaching! Visit the scholarships website for more information on how to apply
Starting February 1st
  • Track the status of your FAFSA at ISU
    • Go to AccessPlus; Student Tab, Financial Aid, FAFSA Status to:
      • Check if Verification of your FAFSA is required
      • Track the status of any verification documents you may supply - allow 1 - 2 weeks for processing of documents provided
Starting April 1st
  • 2015-2016 financial aid awards will be Mailed to New Students in the first week, and posted on AccessPlus throughout the month for all students
  • Learn more about the cost of attendance and estimate your anticipated expenses for 2015-2016 at
  • Be sure to have your 2014-2015 FAFSA filed if intending to use Federal Financial Aid for Summer 2015 coursework

Looking for a work-study job this spring 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?

Tutoring for AR/AC could be a rewarding experience for you!

  • Currently hiring math and reading tutors.
  • This is a paid tutoring position.

Download an application and learn more about the AR/AC program

Enrollment less than full-time (Spring 2015)

  • You must email when your schedule for less than full time enrollment is finalized. This will help prevent your financial aid from being delayed
  • Full-time enrollment is 11.5+ credits for undergraduate students and 8.5+ credits for graduates not on assistantship
  • Learn more about enrollment policies related to financial aid