Paying Your Bill

Students will receive financial aid in installments, normally half for fall semester and half for spring semester. An e-mail will be sent to the student’s Iowa State email account reminding them to authorize the release of financial aid on AccessPlus. They must authorize the release of aid before it can be applied to the university bill.

When the bill to Iowa State University is paid in full, any excess financial aid is refunded to the student’s bank account for books, supplies, or other education-related costs, including off-campus living expenses.

  • Excess funds may be deposited into the student’s bank account only after they sign up for ‘Direct Deposit’ on AccessPlus
  • Any excess funds for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan will be mailed to the parent unless the parent authorizes the Office of Student Financial Aid to release the money to the student.

How to Pay Your U-Bill

Online – pay with your checking account and routing number in AccessPlus

Drop Box – located on the ground floor of Beardshear Hall, you can drop off a check or certified funds

Mail – send check or certified funds to:

ISU Treasurer’s Office
1220 Beardshear Hall
515 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011

For information on payment options visit the following links: