The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is filed each year by students to qualify for institutional and federal financial aid. It’s important to remember to file the FAFSA each year by December 1st or January 3rd for 2022-23 in order to be considered for priority financial aid at Iowa State University.

Iowa State University (ISU) Grant

The ISU grant is an institutional grant awarded based on financial need.

Pell Grant

A federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need.

Federal SEOG

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid and awards grant money based on financial need.


The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant is awarded to assist students who are working toward a career in teaching.

Future Ready Iowa Grant

A state-funded program for Iowans who have at least half of the credits completed, accepted toward an eligible program at an eligible school, have not been enrolled in postseco education for two or more years, and have applied for all other available aid.

Education and Training Voucher (ETV)

The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program provides awards of up to $5,000 per year to students who age out of foster care and students who are adopted after age 16. Grant awards are sent directly to the college or university and can be used to pay for tuition/fees, room/board, book/supplies and personal/living expenses.