Paying Your Bill

Students will receive financial aid in installments, normally half for fall semester and half for spring semester. An e-mail will be sent to the student's Iowa State email account reminding them to authorize the release of financial aid on AccessPlus. They must authorize the release of aid before it can be applied to the university bill.

When the bill to Iowa State University is paid in full, any excess financial aid is refunded to the student's bank account for books, supplies, or other education-related costs, including off-campus living expenses.

  • Excess funds may be deposited into the student's bank account only after they sign up for 'Direct Deposit' on AccessPlus
  • Any excess funds for the Federal Direct PLUS will be mailed to the parent unless the parent authorizes the Office of Student Financial Aid to release the money to the student.

How to Pay Your U-Bill

The U-Bill, short for University Bill, is how Iowa State University will present charges including but not limited to tuition, fees, residence hall, and meal plans to you for payment. The U-Bill is electronic, created on the 1st of each month, and due on the 20th. The Accounts Receivable Office will email your @iastate.edu email address when the bill is available to view in AccessPlus

The U-Bill is your responsibility as it is your name on the account. Information will not be shared with parents or other guardians without your authorization

For information on payment options vist the following links: