2020-2021 Financial Aid Award Letters

Award letters for new, transfer, and continuing students will be available starting on the dates listed below:
  • January 31: New Direct from High School Students
  • March 30: New Transfer Students
  • April 20: Continuing Students and New Graduate Students (FAFSA verification completion required, if selected)
To view your award letter, login to the AccessPlus webpage, select “Financial Aid” then “Financial Aid Award.”

Students and Families Impacted by Natural Disasters

If you or your family have been impacted by recent natural disasters, you may consider completing a Special Conditions Application to have our office consider lost wages or out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of a natural disaster. Completing this application will allow us to reassess your financial aid offer, which may result in an increase to your awards for the upcoming academic year; however, it is not a guarantee of additional financial support. For disasters that occurred in 2019, please complete the 2019-2020 Special Condition application. For disasters that occur in 2020, please wait to complete the 2020-2021 Special Condition application, once available.

Scholarships Application Site ‘OneApp’ Open for 2020-2021

Although the OneApp incoming freshmen deadline has passed, currently enrolled and transfer students are still able to apply for most scholarships with a March 2, 2020 (11:59 PM) deadline.

Apply now at OneApp. Check the “Deadlines” tab at this site, as deadline dates vary depending on the college or department.

Student Employee of the Year 2020

Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Iowa State University Student Employee of the Year award. If you wish to nominate a student employee, please complete the online nomination form and submit it by February 5, 2020.

Scholarships: What You Need to Know

Outside donor scholarship checks $500 or over will automatically be split between the fall and spring semester unless accompanied by documentation from the donor that all funds should be applied to one semester. Please click here for more information about scholarships.

Stay Protected and Avoid Student Loan Scams

As a new school year gets under way, make sure you are aware of your loan servicers and be prepared to protect your identity. Learn how to protect yourself.