Fall 2020 Financial Aid Advising Update

Effective August 3, 2020, we are not offering in person advising appointments at this time. If you need financial aid assistance, please make your virtual appointment at least 15 minutes ahead of time via ISUAppointments. Read more about this update here.

New to ISU

Welcome to Iowa State University! We want to make sure your transition to college goes as smoothly as possible. If you’re new to the financial aid process, please follow our New to ISU page for important information regarding orientation and making your financial plan for the upcoming year.

Financial Aid Checklist

Complete the Financial Aid Checklist by mid-July to avoid delays processing your financial aid.

2020-2021 Expense Estimator

The official fall 2020 U-Bill will not be available on AccessPlus until August 1st. In the meantime, use our Expense Estimator. View your current financial aid offer on AccessPlus > Student tab > Financial Aid > Financial Aid Offer

CARES Act and Emergency Grant Assistance

Iowa State University received $10.85 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Iowa State University also received funding through generous donations to the #CycloneStrong fund, and through our participation in the University Innovation Alliance through support they received from ECMC and Course Hero. The application process closed May 22, as all funds are now awarded. CARES Act reporting metrics are available here.

For additional information regarding Iowa State University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.

Support to Students during COVID-19

Stay current with campus information and resources by visiting the COVID-19 FAQ. For Student Wellness support and Food Pantry information, visit this Student Wellness information page.

Ask Cy!

Need answers to your questions? Ask Cy! You may have noticed our new information assistant, Cy, appearing in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Cy can answer your general questions regarding financial aid, admissions, class registration, billing and housing…whatever time of day you may be visiting our website! Also added to our website are new informational videos on a wide range of financial topics.