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Information for Current Students

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal regulations require the Office of Student Financial Aid to monitor your academic progress if you are receiving financial aid.
More information about SAP

Withdrawal From Classes

Withdrawing from classes may affect your financial aid eligibility.
More information about Withdrawal From Classes

Summer Financial Aid

The summer financial aid application is available on AccessPlus.

More information on summer financial aid is available on our information page.

2014 summer financial aid information will be available after spring break in 2014.

Scholarship Scams

With the increased cost of college in recent years, scams have appeared in the form of "scholarship services".
Remember: If you have to pay to get money, it's probably a scam.

Federal TEACH Grant

Are you considering a career as a teacher once you graduate? The Federal TEACH Grant is available for students pursuing teaching careers.

Looking for a job?

Departments and organizations on campus are continuously hiring students to staff both work-study and non-work-study positions. You can view a list of campus jobs using the Student Job Board.

Dropping a Class?

Students should read about the new Tuition Credit Policy to be aware of financial procedures regarding dropped classes.

Financial Aid Calendar

View and print this handy Financial Aid calendar to remind you of important financial aid and university dates.

File Your FAFSA

Students who complete a FAFSA prior to March 1 but did not list Iowa State University as a recipient must have their FAFSA information submitted to Iowa State University no later than May 1 to be considered for priority financial aid, including the following aid types:

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Iowa State University (ISU) Grant
  • Iowa Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • College Work Study (Federal or State)

Explaining Your Financial Aid Award

Each academic year, students are provided with a Financial Aid Award stating the amount of aid the Office of Student Financial Aid can offer to the student.
Learn more about your Financial Aid Award.

Payment Plans

Learn about how to pay your bill as an Iowa State student.


Scholarships are available for students in different areas:

  1. The Office of Admissions offers scholarships based on the information provided in the admission application.
  2. Scholarships are awarded based on your FAFSA and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  3. There are scholarships given by colleges and departments of the university. You can visit the individual colleges from the online database.
  4. Additional local, national, and private scholarships are listed in the scholarship database.

Don't forget to use the scholarship database to search the Office of Student Financial Aid's listing of available scholarships.

ISU Educational Gift Certificates

There is no better gift than the gift of education. An Iowa State University Educational Gift Certificate allows family and friends to contribute to a student's educational expenses at Iowa State University.
Give an Iowa State University Educational Gift Certificate today!