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New to ISU?

Now is the time to develop your financial plan and discuss what resources your family will use to pay your expenses. Having your financial plan developed before arriving on campus can help minimize stress for everyone when school starts. Learn more here.

Financial Aid for Summer 2021 semester

The Summer Aid App is scheduled to be available on AccessPlus on April 5th. You must register for your summer course(s) before submitting the Summer Aid App. Information on minimum enrollment requirements and summer financial aid options can be found here.

OneApp Scholarship Application System is open!

The OneApp scholarship application site is available here.

Virtual Financial Aid Advising Available, Service by Appointment Only

In response to COVID-19, we are currently not offering in person advising appointments. If you need financial aid assistance, please make your virtual appointment at least 15 minutes ahead of time via ISUAppointments. If you are a New or Prospective student, please call 515-294-2223 to schedule an appointment. Read more about this process here.

Have financial aid documents or scholarship checks to hand in? We are currently accepting documents and checks in a drop box located near the U-Bill payment drop box (outside of 0210 Beardshear Hall near the elevators). If you have a scholarship check that needs to be endorsed, please fill out the endorsement forms that are located near the drop box (see below photos).

CARES Act and Emergency Grant Assistance

Iowa State received $21.7 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, with half ($10.85 million) used for emergency student financial aid grants and the other half for institutional operations. Iowa State University also received funding through generous donations to the #CycloneStrong fund, and through our participation in the University Innovation Alliance through support they received from ECMC and Course Hero. The application process for the student emergency grants closed May 22, as all student funds are now awarded.

CARES Act reporting metrics for both the student and institutional portions are available here. For additional information regarding Iowa State University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.

Support to Students during COVID-19

Stay current with campus information and resources by visiting the COVID-19 FAQ. For Student Wellness support and Food Pantry information, visit this Student Wellness information page.

Ask Cy!

Need answers to your questions? Ask Cy! You may have noticed our new information assistant, Cy, appearing in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Cy can answer your general questions regarding financial aid, admissions, class registration, billing and housing…whatever time of day you may be visiting our website! Also added to our website are new informational videos on a wide range of financial topics.