Financial Aid

File the 2021-2022 FAFSA starting October 1, 2020

Ready to File the FAFSA? 

Here is what you need to file the FAFSA:


  1. Social Security number
  2. Driver's license number
  3. Date of birth
  4. 2019 Federal and State tax returns
  5. W-2 forms and/or other records of income earned in 2019.
  6. Current bank statements and investment records.
  7. Records of untaxed income received in 2019 (e.g., veterans benefits, child support received, etc.)
  8. 2019 business and farm records.
  9. Alien registration number if not a U.S. citizen.
  10. A federal student Aid identification (FSA ID) username and password.


  1. Social Security number(s)
  2. Date of birth
  3. 2019 Federal and State tax returns
  4. W-2 forma and/or other records of income earned in 2019.
  5. Current bank statements and investment records.
  6. Records of untaxed income received in 2019 (e.g., veterans benefits, child support received, etc.)
  7. 2019 business and farm records
  8. Alien registration number, if not a U.S citizen.
  9. A federal student aid identification (FSA ID) username and password.

The 2021-22 Iowa Financial Aid Application is accessed at the end of the FAFSA, or directly at https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/IFAA. Application deadlines for state scholarship/grant programs are available on the Iowa College Aid website: https://iowacollegeaid.gov/ScholarshipsAndGrants


Available www.facebook.com/icansucceed or www.facebook.com/iowacollegeaid


Call the Iowa College Access Network at 1-877-272-4692 or email ICAN@ICANsucceed.org

Senior students and parents who would like help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2021-2022 school year are reminded that there are three ICAN Offices in Northwest Iowa offering free appointments for this service. You can schedule an appointment by calling 515-402-4211 or calling the ICAN number (877-272-4692) or scheduling your own appointment online (be sure to choose the office you want).

Here is what you will need to file the 22-23 FAFSA, which opens Oct. 1, 2021.

What you need to file the FAFSA

Financial Aid Websites

The following websites provide financial aid information for students and families.


Apply for Federal student aid.

Create a FSA ID

The FSA ID has replaced the FAFSA PIN.

Iowa Financial Aid Application

Scholarships and grants for undergraduate college students.

Iowa College Access Network

Career and College Planning Assistance

Paying for College Guide

A guide to the financial aid process.


If you have exhausted all of your scholarship, grant, and federal student loan options, but still need help paying for college, then a private student loan may be right for you.

Virtual Presentations

Missed a presentation at your school? Check out the virtual presentations online.


Iowa college aid site for scholarships and grants.

Estimate Your Financial Aid

Estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.

Basic FAFSA Information

Main page for FAFSA.

Funding Education Beyond High School

Comprehensive details about the federal student aid program.

Youtube - Student Aid Resources

More than 60 videos, inspirational videos from peers and advice from current college students.

Federal Student Aid Publications

Ordering site for Federal Student Aid publications

Student Loan Game Plan

Get a better idea about how much you can borrow based on how much you will earn.

Dependency status for FAFSA

Your Dependency status determines whose information you must report on FAFSA.

Determining Which parent's information to report

Find out who counts as your parent when you file your FAFSA form.

How Aid is Calculated

Wondering how the amount of your federal student aid is determined?

Types of aid

What types of Federal Financial aid is available?

Who can get Federal Student aid

Most U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are eligible for financial aid for college or career school.

Pell Grants

Information about Federal Pell grants.

Student Loans

There are different types of student loans available.

Aid for Military Families

You may be able to get money for college or career school for you or your family member's military service.

My Federal Student Aid Login

Login for everything Federal Student Aid.

Loan Simulator

Find a repayment plan that meets your needs and goals or to decide whether to consolidate.

Loan Forgiveness

In certain situations, you can have your federal student loans forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

Harvard College Midwest Club

Applying to college, from start to finish.

7 things you need before filling out the FAFSA

A blog to help you prepare for filling out the FAFSA.

Net Price Calculator

Iowa postsecondary schools net price calculator.

Return on College investment

Find out what your return on college investment will be for your intended career.

Order a tax Transcript 

Been selected for verification? Order your tax transcript from the IRS.

FAFSA ready Iowa

FAFSA Ready Iowa is an initiative promoting the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the unlocking of millions of dollars in grants and scholarships for Iowa students.

Affordable College guide

AffordableCollege.com's mission is to help you get a degree without taking on thousands of dollars in debt.