Applying for Aid

FAFSA—1st Step!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for most types of financial aid at Indiana State University.

File the FAFSA between January 1 and March 1 to be considered for all possible funding. Send the FAFSA to ISU by listing our school code—001807. Individuals who have not filed a federal tax return by March 1 should select the "Will File" option on the FAFSA. After filing, it is important to update the FAFSA, change the status to "Already Filed," and provide tax information. Corrections to the FAFSA must be made by May 15.

Students are notified of award eligibility via the MyISU Portal.

Aid is typically applied to school accounts about ten days before a term begins. Late paperwork submission or late FAFSA filing can cause delays in processing. Check the MyISU Portal to verify that all requested documents have been submitted.

The FSA ID ― a username and password ― has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at and Visit this page for detailed instructions.

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Office of Student Financial Aid
Tirey Hall 150
220 North 7th Street
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809