Applying for Financial Aid

You have lots of options!

# 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
(we recommend this one!)        


# 2: Fill out the form in the MyStudentAid mobile app, available on the AppStore (iOS) or Google Play (Android)


#3: Complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA PDF or 2019-2020 FAFSA PDF (NOTE: You must print out and mail the PDF FAFSA for processing)


# 4: Request a paper copy of the FAFSA from the Federal Student Aid Information Center:

  • 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or
  • 1-319-337-5665. TTY line: 1-800-730-8913.

Important Deadlines

If you plan to enroll: Complete the FAFSA by: Submit paperwork by:
Fall Semester June 1 July 1
Spring Semester October 1 November 1
Summer Term April 1 May 1

Pay promptly to avoid having your classes canceled. If the deadline date is on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day. If you do not submit financial aid documentation by the deadline for the term you plan to enroll, you are responsible for payment of your tuition, fees, and book charges by the published payment deadline date. Although we will continue to process applications received after the deadline, you -need to be prepared to pay tuition, fees, books, and supplies out of pocket. If it is then determined that you qualify for financial aid, you will be reimbursed during the semester. If you are NOT offered financial aid, you are responsible for all charges. Payment can be made by cash, check, debit card, VISA, or MasterCard at the Cashier’s Office or through Self Service. WebAdvisor is available for making payments by debit and credit cards.