File your FAFSA

Starting January 1st
  • File your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st in order to meet ISU's priority filing date.
  • Estimate tax information now, submit a FAFSA correction later after your taxes have been filed.
  • The Iowa State University School Code is 001869.
  • An informational slideshow of is now available. The slideshow contains screenshots and helpful notes for the different questions you may encounter on the FAFSA.
Starting February 1st
  • Track the status of your FAFSA at ISU
  • Go to AccessPlus; Student Tab, Financial Aid, FAFSA Status to:
    • Check if Verification of your FAFSA is required
      • you will be notified by ISU if you're required to complete this process
    • Track the status of any verification documents you may be asked to provide
      • allow 1 - 2 weeks for processing of documents once provided

Looking for a work-study job this spring semester?

Check into Iowa State University's America Reads/America Counts (AR/AC) Program

  • Are you work-study eligible?
  • Looking for meaningful work in the community?

Tutoring for AR/AC could be a rewarding experience for you!

  • Currently hiring math and reading tutors.
  • This is a paid tutoring position.

Download an application and learn more about the AR/AC program

Enrollment less than full-time (Spring 2015)

  • You must email when your schedule for less than full time enrollment is finalized. This will help prevent your financial aid from being delayed
  • Full-time enrollment is 11.5+ credits for undergraduate students and 8.5+ credits for graduates not on assistantship
  • Learn more about enrollment policies related to financial aid