Financial Aid

FAFSA.GOV - Applying for Aid

To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.

When do I fill out the for Federal Student Aid?

For the 2015-2016 year, you can apply between Jan 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. However, there are a few federal student aid programs that have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can. Suggested early processing date for these funds is March 1st. You have to fill out the Free application for Federal Student Aid ( every year you're in school to be eligible for federal student aid.

ISU Financial Aid Office strongly encourages returning to your application to use Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool for 2015/2016.

2016/2017 FAFSA Application will be available January 1, 2016 at FAFSA.GOV
(For August 2016 thru July 2017). There are a few federal student aid programs that have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can. Suggested "Early FAFSA Application" date for these funds is March 1st, 2016.

ISU FAFSA DAY - February. 20th, 2016
"FSA ID" Replaces Federal Student Aid "PIN"

FSA ID - a user name and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Visit How to create an FSA ID at

What happens after I fill out the FAFSA?

Applying isn't the last step; your FAFSA has to be processed, and then you get an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which your college uses to figure out how much aid you can get. Find out more about what happens after you fill out the FAFSA, by watching the following video "What happens Next?"

How Aid Works!
After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?
Application Status

Your financial aid application will not be considered complete until ALL of the required forms have been received. You can check you financial aid application status online. Label all documents with students name and Bengal ID number.

The mailing address for ISU Financial Aid Office is:
ISU Financial Aid Office
Museum Bldg. #12, Room 337
921 S. 8th, Stop 8077
Pocatello, Id 83209

Please note: Idaho State University Financial Aid Office is a paperless office. All documents sent to our office will be scanned in to our document imaging serve. During peak periods, it can take a week for the information to show as received. Please allow time for information to arrive by mail and a week for scanning when checking your application status. The information you view in BengalWeb is the same information viewable to the Financial Aid Office.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209