2018-19 Verification Document Deadline Policy

August 1st is the deadline for submitting all verification documents to insure retaining priority aid (Institutional Need-Based and Campus-Based Aid) as part of an award package. Priority aid at Iowa State includes ISU Grant, Transfer ISU Grant, Supplemental ISU Grant, Work-Study, FSEOG Grant, and Perkins Loan. To avoid a potential removal of priority funds, students need to have their verification documents received by the Office of Student Financial Aid on August 1st.

In order to facilitate the disbursement of financial aid funds within a reasonable time frame, on a semester basis, a second tier of verification document deadlines will be applied.

Document deadlines apply as follows.

  • August 1st
    • If a student is enrolled for the Fall term, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date, or priority aid will be removed for the year
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid
  • November 15th
    • Any student having been selected for verification after August 1st will have until this date to submit verification documents, or priority aid will be removed for the year
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid
  • March 1st
    • If a student’s enrollment for the year starts with the Spring term, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date or priority aid will be removed for the semester
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid
  • July 1st
    • If a student’s enrollment for the year starts with the Summer term, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date or priority aid will be removed – this would most likely be College Work Study
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid