2018-19 Verification Document Deadline Policy

In order to retain priority aid (Institutional Need-Based and Campus-Based Aid) as part of an award package, the verification process must be completed by the end of 2019 spring semester. Priority aid at Iowa State includes Iowa State University (ISU) GrantsFederal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study.

In order to retain federal aid (Federal Stafford Loans and Federal Pell Grant) as part of an award package, the verification process must be completed within 120 days of the students last date of enrollment or by September 9th, 2019 (whichever is sooner).

Students selected for verification after financial aid is disbursed will have future aid placed on hold and will have institutional need-based aid (ISU Grant and Supplemental ISU Grant) charged back if the verification process is not complete. The following deadlines apply:

  • Students selected for verification in Fall Term after aid has disbursed will have a hold placed on Spring Term aid. Verification must be completed by May 10th, 2019.
  • Students selected for verification in Spring Semester after aid has disbursed will have a hold placed on Summer Term aid (if applicable). Verification must be completed by May 10th, 2019.
  • Students selected for verification after the last day of Spring Term will have a hold placed on Summer Term aid (if applicable). Verification must be completed by September 10th, 2019.

If the verification process is not complete based on the deadlines listed above, State and Federal aid may be charged back based on the respective regulations for each aid type.