Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Thank you for visiting the Student Government Finance Committee webpage! If you want to find out more about us, you’re in the right spot! If you want to learn more about the Student Government funding process, click the Funding Page button below. 

What we do!

Finance Committee is a group of 10 students that decide how we should allocate the $44/semester Student Activity Fee. The committee meets once per week for 2+ hours to review funding requests, meet with student organizations, amend funding bills, and vote on legislation. Committee members are selected at the beginning of every school year, so come back in August if you’re interested in serving on the committee!

Each member of Finance Committee also acts as a liaison to student organizations who have previously been classified as funding eligible. Both your organization’s liaison and the Finance Director can help you if you have any issues or questions regarding Student Government funding. 

List of Committee Members

  • Committee Chair: Finance Director Mason Zastrow
  • Vice-Chair: Senator Max Ruehle
  • Treasurer: Lydia Youngquist
  • Senators:
    • Jay Waagmeester
    • Joe Zuber
    • Khushi Patel
  • Finance Outreach and Reduction of Disparity Director (FORDD):
    •   Senator Kit Clayburn 
  • At-Large Members:
    • Yonting Goh
    • Martin Hursh
  • Clerk: 
    • Chiara Heinz


Our meetings are held on every Tuesday from 5:00 to 6:15, typically in room 3505 of the Memorial Union. Committee meetings are open to all students, but there is not much room for visitors so please let our current Finance Director know ahead of time if you intend to come. You do not need to notify the Finance Director if you are coming on behalf of a StuOrg requesting funding. If needed, the meeting can be moved to a larger room to allow for more guests. 

Statement from the Committee Chair:

I am so honored to serve as the Finance Director and Finance Committee Chair for Fiscal Year 2022. Finance Committee is an amazing group of students with diverse views and backgrounds that work very hard to ensure students’ money is well spent!

- Mason Zastrow


Reach out to our Fiscal Year 2022 Student Body Finance Director, Mason Zastrow! He can answer any questions about funding through Student Government. He is available by email anytime at

Or you can schedule an appointment! Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Meet the Finance Committee Chair

Kit Clayburn

Finance Committee Chair

Would like to apply for funding?

Eligible Student Organizations can apply for funding through the Student Government!

Would like to submit an idea?

The committee would love to hear what you have in mind to help better elevate student lives at Iowa State University related to the finance committee.