OneApp is Closed

The priority deadline to submit scholarship applications through OneApp for the 2022-2023 academic year has passed. Check with your specific college/department to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available at this time. OneApp will reopen in early Fall 2023 for students to apply for the 2023-2024 academic year.

OneApp will open September 15, 2023. Deadlines will vary depending upon the scholarship or opportunity, so we encourage students to log in to OneApp early and often to ensure deadlines are met. Once submitted, students can still access and revise their applications until the scholarship close date. Scholarship selection committees will use the information available in the system (e.g., data from student records and/or information provided on the General Application, Conditional Application, and any Recommended Opportunities) as of when the committee begins their review of applications.

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 at 0210 Beardshear Hall or utilize the drop box after hours.

If you have a scholarship check, please submit them to the Scholarships and Employment Office at 0640 Beardshear Hall or utilize the drop box after hours.

Student Debt Relief

Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households). If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data – or if you don’t know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks. Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at

Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

If you would like to be notified by the U.S. Department of Education when the application is open, please sign up at the Department of Education subscription page.

Visit our Student Debt Relief page to learn more.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Interested in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program? Don’t know what requirements must be met or if you’re on the right path? Learn more about how to qualify and what steps to take now.

Skip the Line! See where to turn in documents:

Outside of business hours, students can use the drop box located on the wall of the main floor of Beardshear Hall to the left of 0210 between the elevators and bathrooms.

Beardshear Hall Dropbox

Office Drop Off:

Scholarship Checks

  • Please go to 0640 on the ground floor of Beardshear Hall during business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

U-Bill Payments

  • Go upstairs to the first floor of Beardshear Hall on the south side. The first office to the left, 1220, has a drop box by the Treasurer’s Office

Documents Requested by Financial Aid Staff

  • Documents can be submitted:
    • By email:
    • Certain documents can be completed online or submitted on the FAFSA Status Page on AccessPlus. Check your AccessPlus page first to know what documents to submit and where.
    • In-Person: dropped off to 0210 on the ground floor of Beardshear Hall during business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
    • By Mail:
      • Office of Student Financial Aid
        515 Morrill Road
        0210 Beardshear Hall
        Ames, IA 50011-2103
    • Fax: (515) 294-3622

Borrowing Student Loans? Make Sure You Complete These Steps First

Log into and log in with your student FSA ID and password to complete these steps required by the US Department of Education

  • Complete Entrance Counseling
    • Under the “Complete Aid Process” tab
  • Sign Your Master Promissory Note
    • Under the “Complete Aid Process” tab

Accept or Reduce Loans in AccessPlus

  • Under the “Student Tab” -> ”Financial Aid” -> ”Accept/Decline Loan”

Help Getting Into AccessPlus

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

Student Employment

Students do not have to be Work-Study eligible to Work on Campus.

Visit the Student Job Board in AccessPlus to browse on campus opportunities.

CARES, CRSSA, and ART Act Emergency Grant Assistance

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.