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Iowa State Scholarship Application Process

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at Iowa State University has an online scholarship application calledFinAidScholar. The FinAidScholar application is a single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.


Here are the steps that your students need to complete to be considered for OSFA awards:

1.Go to the scholarship section of ISU's Financial Aid Website (www.financialaid.iastate.edu)

2.Select "Freshmen" in the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships (FinAidScholar) section

3.Read the directions

4.Register for a Net-ID (Directions included on website)

5.Click on "FinAidScholar Open: Apply NOW!"

6.Log in with your Net-ID

7.Click on the Freshman Application box

8.Click on "Click Here to Apply!"

9.Complete the scholarship application by 1 December

10.Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to 1 December

a.The first time a student/family is able to complete the FAFSA application is 1 October of the student's senior year.

This application is ONLY for scholarships administered through The Office of Student Financial Aid. Please be sure to let your students know that they will need to check with Admission, their college and/or department, and private donors to maximize their scholarship search.

If you or one of your students has questions on this application or our new process, please have them email our office atscholarships@iastate.edu or call us at 515.294.5627. 

District Contact

Phone: 319-647-2161
Fax: 319-647-2164
Address: 402 5th Street
Victor, IA 52347