2017-2018 FAFSA Verification Document Deadline Policy

August 1st is the deadline for submitting all verification documents to insure retaining priority aid (Institutional Need-Based and Campus-Based Aid) as part of an award package. Priority aid at Iowa State includes ISU Grant, Transfer ISU Grant, Supplemental ISU Grant, Work-Study, FSEOG Grant, and Perkins Loan. To avoid a potential removal of priority funds, students need to have their verification documents received by the Office of Student Financial Aid on August 1st.

In order to facilitate the disbursement of financial aid funds within a reasonable time frame, on a semester basis, a second tier of verification document deadlines will be applied.

Document deadlines apply as follows.

  • August 1st
    • If a student is enrolled for the Fall term, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date, or priority aid will be removed for the year
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid
  • November 15th
    • Any student having been selected for verification after August 1st will have until this date to submit verification documents, or priority aid will be removed for the year
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid
  • March 1st
    • If a student’s enrollment for the year starts with the Spring term, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date or priority aid will be removed for the semester
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid
  • July 1st
    • If a student’s enrollment for the year starts with the Summer term, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date or priority aid will be removed – this would most likely be College Work Study
    • An email will be sent to all students regarding removal of their financial aid

2016-2017: (Federal Aid: – Pell, Direct Loans (Stafford and PLUS), and HPSL))

  • April 10, 2017 – If student’s last term of enrollment is Fall 2016, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial Aid by this date or Pell Grant and Direct Loans will be cancelled
  • August 28, 2017 – If student’s last term of enrollment is Spring 2017, verification documents must be received by this date in the Office of Student Financial or Pell Grant and Direct Loans will be cancelled
  • September 17, 2017 - If student’s last term of enrollment is Summer 2017, verification documents must be received in the Office of Student Financial by 9-17-2017 or all aid, including Pell Grant and Direct Loans will be canceled