FAFSA Verification Update: Response to Federal Government Partial Shutdown

As of January 9th, the Department of Education has provided new guidance that allows schools to accept signed IRS Federal 1040’s and signed Non-Filing forms to help ease the burden of completing FAFSA verification during the government shutdown. These new regulations will apply to both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 FAFSA years. Check the FAFSA status page in your AccessPlus account to determine what documents you need to provide.

2018-19 FAFSA Verification

  • Tax Filers – signed copy of the 2016 IRS Federal 1040 filed with the IRS.
  • Non-Tax Filers: Verification of Non-Filing Form.
2019-20 FAFSA Verification
  • Tax Filers – signed copy of the 2017 IRS Federal 1040 filed with the IRS.
  • Non-Tax Filers: Verification of Non-Filing Form.

**Verification of Non-Filing form – only pertains to independent students and parents of dependent students**

OneApp Scholarship Application Deadline

Currently enrolled and incoming transfer scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are now available using Iowa State University’s OneApp scholarship application. Make sure to check out the scholarship deadline and FAQ pages for more information regarding the scholarship process at Iowa State.

  • The OneApp scholarship deadline has passed for incoming freshmen to apply for the 2019-2020 school year.

2019-2020 FAFSA is Now Available!

  • The 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available to file on October 1st, 2018. Undergraduate students should file the FAFSA by December 1st, 2018 to be considered for priority financial aid at Iowa State University.
  • Check out the new myStudentAid app found on the Apple and Google Play stores. You can use this app to file your FAFSA, check your federal loan history, and edit your FSA ID.

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 current financial aid, which may result in an increase to your awards for the current academic year.