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OneApp is open for the 2021-2022 year!

Deadlines will vary depending upon the scholarship or opportunity. Log in to OneApp early and often to ensure deadlines are met.

Virtual Advising Available for 2021-2022 FAFSA Filing

The 2021-22 FAFSA is open! All students planning to attend college next fall should file by Dec. 20, 2020 to ensure you receive the maximum amount in financial aid. If you need assistance filing your FAFSA, schedule your FAFSA filing appointment with one of our full time advisers. Follow the directions below to find us on ISUappointments. If you are a New or Prospective student, please call 515-294-2223 to schedule an appointment. Read more about this process here.

Why is the December 20 deadline important?

Filing the 2021-22 FAFSA by December 20, 2020 allows you to maximize your financial aid options as several Iowa State programs have limited funding. Read more 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.