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.

Getting Your Accounts Set-Up

For new students who need more information, or have trouble setting up their email or AccessPlus account visit the IT Solution Center.

The Solution center is located in:

192 Parks Library

(515) 294-4000

Summer Financial Aid

The Summer Financial Aid Application is now open in AccessPlus. Any student who wishes to receive financial aid for the Summer 2022 term, must complete the Summer Aid Application. Students cannot complete the Summer Aid Application until they have fully registered for their summer courses. Learn more

Virtual and in Person Financial Aid Advising Available

We are currently offering in-person and virtual advising appointments. If you need financial aid assistance, please make an appointment on the Navigate Student mobile app, available for download through the app store. If you are a New or Prospective student, please call 515-294-2223 to schedule an appointment.

If you have financial aid documents to submit please submit them to the Financial Aid Office in 0210 Beardshear Hall.

If you have a scholarship check, please submit them to the Scholarships and Employment Office in 0640 Beardshear Hall.

SNAP Benefit Qualifications Expanded During National Emergency

As a result of the current national emergency, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been expanded to include college students. College students who are enrolled in six credits or more and have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 on their 21-22 FAFSA or working for the federal College Work Study program may be eligible for SNAP benefits.

CARES, CRRSA, and ARP Act Emergency Grant

Iowa State University received $57,735,048 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III)
from the American Rescue Plan with $28.9 million to be used for emergency student financial aid
grants and the remainder designated for institutional operations. All funds have been awarded and disbursed. 

CARES Act (HEERF I), CRSSA Act (HEERF II) and ARP (HEERF III) reporting metrics for both the student and institutional portions are available.