To receive priority consideration for financial aid from each of these institutions, you must file by the date listed if you plan to enroll the following fall. Note that deadlines vary quite a bit, so we recommend filing the FAFSA as early as possible.

College Priority Deadlines for Financial Aid Consideration
College NamePriority Deadline
Iowa State UniversityJanuary 3
University of IowaFebruary 15
University of Northern IowaFebruary 15
Allen CollegeMarch 1
Briar Cliff UniversityN/A
Buena Vista UniversityApril 1
Central CollegeJanuary 15
Clarke UniversityMarch 1
Coe CollegeMarch 1
Cornell CollegeMarch 1
Divine Word CollegeAugust 1
Dordt UniversityFebruary 1
Drake UniversityMarch 1
Emmaus Bible CollegeJuly 1
Faith Baptist Bible CollegeJuly 1
Graceland UniversityFebruary 1
Grand View UniversityJanuary 15
Grinnell CollegeJanuary 15
Loras CollegeMarch 1
Luther CollegeMarch 1
Maharishi University of ManagementAugust 1
Mercy College of Health SciencesJuly 1
Morningside UniversityDecember 1
Mount Mercy UniversityMarch 1
Northwestern CollegeJanuary 1
Palmer College of ChiropracticN/A
Simpson CollegeFebruary 15
St. Ambrose UniversityOctober 1
St. Luke's CollegeMarch 1
University of DubuqueApril 1
Upper Iowa UniversityJuly 1
Wartburg CollegeMarch 1
William Penn UniversityJuly 1
Waldorf UniversityN/A
Des Moines Area Community CollegeN/A
Eastern Iowa Community CollegesMarch 1
Hawkeye Community CollegeJuly 1
Indian Hills Community CollegeJuly 1
Iowa Central Community CollegeMarch 1
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeJuly 1
Iowa Valley - Ellsworth Community CollegeMarch 1
Iowa Valley - Marshalltown Community CollegeMarch 1
Iowa Western Community CollegeMay 1
Kirkwood Community CollegeJuly 1
North Iowa Area Community CollegeMarch 1
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeJuly 1
Northwest Iowa Community CollegeApril 1
Southeastern Community CollegeMarch 1
Southwestern Community CollegeJuly 1
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeJuly 1