Federal Student Aid

Students can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1 at StudentAid.gov

For students enrolling in the fall of 2023, families will report income information from 2021.

Items to consider in preparation for the FAFSA

  • The student and at least one parent must register to receive an FSA ID. Although families may apply for an FSA ID at the time they complete the FAFSA, Iowa Wesleyan encourages applying earlier. The FSA ID is used to electronically sign the FAFSA.
  • Iowa Wesleyan’s preferred filing date is no later than Feb. 1 for FAFSA completion. The university recommends students complete the FAFSA as soon after Oct. 1 as possible.
  • The IW Office of Financial Aid strongly encourages using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA, to minimize errors and meet requirements for verification (if requested).

FAFSA Title IV Federal School Code for Iowa Wesleyan University: 001871

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for information on how to complete your FAFSA application.