Welcome to Fall 2022 Semester Cyclones!

The Office of Student Financial Aid will not take appointments to accommodate increased traffic until September 6th. We welcome you to contact our office or to stop by 0210 Beardshear Hall to speak to one of our advisors for a walk-in appointment.

Skip the Line! See where to turn in documents:

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:
    • 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
    • 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.

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.

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.