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WELCOME. Financial Aid. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete every year ISU priority date is March 1 every year (Priority aid includes: ISU Grant, SEOG Grant, & Work Study) Estimate your financial information to meet the priority deadline

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Complete every year

  • ISU priority date is March 1 every year

    • (Priority aid includes: ISU Grant, SEOG Grant, & Work Study)

  • Estimate your financial information to meet the priority deadline

  • Apply even if you miss the priority date

    • www.fafsa.gov

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  • Financial Aid Checklist

  • Report outside scholarships you have been awarded on AccessPlus

  • Outside scholarships may impact your current financial aid award.

  • Adjust or decline unneeded financial aid on AccessPlus

    • To avoid delay in receiving financial aid, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid by phone or email if you need to make any adjustments to your award.

  • Complete entrance counseling for the loans you intend to borrow

  • http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/loans/entexit.php

  • Sign Master Promissory Notes (MPN) for the loans you intend to borrow

  • If awarded a Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL), sign the MPN on AccessPlus.

  • Sign Direct Stafford Loan MPN online at http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/loans/stafford.php

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  • Financial Aid Checklist

  • Apply for a Direct Graduate and Veterinary Medicine PLUS loan if needed

  • Submit the Direct Graduate and Veterinary Medicine PLUS Loan Application and complete the required MPN as soon as possible so funds may be available by the August 20th U-Bill due date.

  • Find more information online at http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/loans/plus_grad.php

  • Authorize the release of aid on AccessPlus

  • The Accounts Receivable Office sent an e-mail to your Iowa State University e-mail account at the end of July instructing you to authorize the release of your financial aid to pay your U-bill in August.

  • Designate a direct deposit account on AccessPlus

  • Financial aid you have authorized on AccessPlus is applied directly to your U-Bill. If your aid is greater than your bill, the excess funds will be deposited directly into the bank account you designate.

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  • Financial Aid Checklist

  • Review your financial aid status on AccessPlus before classes begin to ensure your aid can be applied to your first U-Bill.

  • Grant others access to your university account, if desired

    • Complete the Information Release form and return it to the Office of Student Financial Aid http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/forms/forms.php?p=all

    • Complete the Account Information Release for Accounts Receivable on AccessPlus for university billing information.

    • Grant Third Party Access on AccessPlus.

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Office of Student Financial Aid

-Vet Med Contact: Clay Gurganus

0210 Beardshear Hall M-F 8-5

Local: 515-294-2094

Toll Free: 800-478-2998 specify vet med

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.financialaid.iastate.edu

Vet Med Students - By Appointment:2270 Vet Med Building3:30-5:00 August 19, 26


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From Iowa State’s homepage, select the link from the Sign-on section in the bottom left corner.

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University Bill

Third Party Access

Financial Aid

Class Registration

Grade Report and Unofficial Transcript

Schedule of Classes and Locations

Address Maintenance

Department of Residence Options

Job Board


Direct Deposit

Tax Credit Information

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Log in with net-id and password.

Your address is [email protected]

To register for your NetID

Stop by 195 Durham Center (Solution Center)

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Accounts Receivable

0880 Beardshear Hall

(515) 294-7388

E-mail: [email protected]


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Today’s Topics

How Do I Get My U-Bill

What Are My Payment Options

Account Info Release / Third Party Access

Authorize the Application of Aid / Direct Deposit

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University Nebraska Lincoln

Tuition, Fees and Charges billed by UNL

Ask UNL about- enrollment, payments, billed charges

Laptops: Charged to UNL bill

If withdrawal from program; and need to return and get credit or want to keep and pay for laptop


Bruce Brodersen

Iowa State University

ISU awards financial aid

Accounts Receivable- Disburses financial aid and transfers funds back to UNL

Funds Transfer Schedule:

August 17th, August 20th, August 24th, August 29th, and as funds are available

Students may see misc. charges on U-Bill: parking fines, vet charges, library fines, dining and vending charges etc.

What Is Unique?

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How Do I Get My U-Bill?

  • Your U-Bill is located in AccessPlus

  • When there is account activity you are notified via ISU e-mail on the first working day of each month

  • Account activity may include: Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Room & Board (in Residence Halls & University Student Apartments), Phone Services, Printing, Student Health Insurance, Student Health Center Service Charges, Parking Permits and Tickets, Library Fines, CyCash, Vet Clinic, and other department charges.

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Payment in Full

Deferred Payment Option - $20/semester

August, September and October for Fall

January, February and March for Spring

May, June and July for Summer

What Are My Payment Options?Payments are due the 20th of each monthYour U-Bill payment options are:

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What Forms Of Payments Are Accepted?

  • Electronic payment through “Pay Bill Online” in AccessPlus

  • Check Accompanied by Payment Slip:

    • Make check payable to Iowa State University

    • Write student ID number on check

    • Take check to payment drop box located behind Student Answer Center on the ground floor of Beardshear Hall


    • Mail check to: Treasurer’s Office

      1220 Beardshear Hall

      Ames, IA 50011-2044

      We do not accept CREDIT CARDS for U-Bill payments

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Option #1

Account Info Release

Information release only

E-mail notification and information release

Mail a copy of the bill - $5.00 per semester

Allows authorized individuals to call and speak to Accounts Receivable about billing concerns.

Option #2

Third Party Access + Account Info Release

Allows third parties to view the Account/U-Bill and have an online payment option.

Who Else Has Access To My U-Bill?

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Students must complete online authorization for the application of federal financial aid in AccessPlus by one of the following options:

All Terms

Academic Year


Available financial aid will be applied to the U-Bill first and any excess funds will be refunded directly to your bank account – Sign up in AccessPlus!

How Does My Financial Aid Apply To The U-Bill?

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Financial Aid Status application of federal financial aid in AccessPlus by one of the following options:

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Accounts Receivable Office application of federal financial aid in AccessPlus by one of the following options:

Walk-in Advising Available

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

0880 Beardshear Hall

(515) 294-7388

E-mail: [email protected]