OneApp is now open for students to apply for scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM SCT by the date they are due.

Avoid Scammers 

You may receive a call or email regarding “COVID Loan Forgiveness” for your student loans. This is not a legitimate service from the U.S. Department of Education. Please do not share any of your personal information! You can find legitimate information about Coronavirus payment relief on the Federal Student Aid website.

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 20-21 FAFSA or qualify for the federal College Work Study program may be eligible for SNAP benefits.

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.

Financial Aid for Fall 2021 semester

2021-2022 Financial Aid Offers for currently enrolled students are available on AccessPlus

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 or scholarship checks to hand in, please utilize our drop boxes located near the U-Bill payment center (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).

Dropbox Location

Document dropbox infographic

scholarship dropbox infographic

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. As of September 30, 2021, 586
students have been awarded $1.1 million . To date, these students were awarded on financial need
or via referral for technology needs. Additional awards will be made utilizing information from the
Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) form to identify students with exceptional need,
such as Pell Grant recipients. 

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

Support to Students


For Student Wellness support and Food Pantry information, visit this Student Wellness information page. –>