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.

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.

Summer Aid Application

The Summer Aid application is available on AccessPlus. You must be registered for your summer courses before you can submit the application. Minimum enrollment requirements can be found here.

2020-2021 Financial Aid Offer Letters

Offer letters for new, transfer, and continuing students became available starting on the dates listed below:
  • February 4: New Direct from High School Students
  • March 30: New Transfer Students
  • April 28: Continuing Students and New Graduate Students (FAFSA verification completion required, if selected)
To view your offer letter, login to the AccessPlus webpage, select “Financial Aid” then “Financial Aid Offer.”

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.

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.