OneApp is open for the 2021-2022 year!Deadlines will vary depending upon the scholarship or opportunity. Log in to OneApp early and often to ensure deadlines are met.
Virtual Advising Available for 2021-2022 FAFSA Filing
Why is the December 20 deadline important?Filing the 2021-22 FAFSA by December 20, 2020 allows you to maximize your financial aid options as several Iowa State programs have limited funding. Read more here.
Virtual Financial Aid Advising Available, Service by Appointment OnlyIn response to COVID-19, we are currently not offering in person advising appointments. If you need financial aid assistance, please make your virtual appointment at least 15 minutes ahead of time via ISUAppointments. If you are a New or Prospective student, please call 515-294-2223 to schedule an appointment. Read more about this process here.
Have financial aid documents or scholarship checks to hand in? We are currently accepting documents and checks in a drop box located near the U-Bill payment drop box (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).
CARES Act and Emergency Grant AssistanceIowa State received $21.7 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, with half ($10.85 million) used for emergency student financial aid grants and the other half for institutional operations. 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 for the student emergency grants closed May 22, as all student funds are now awarded.
CARES Act reporting metrics for both the student and institutional portions are available here. For additional information regarding Iowa State University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.