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7,281 AWARDS TOTALING $17.1 MILLION
Grants are great resources for you to help with college expenses. Grants are "gift aid" (no payment required) generally awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need based on filing the FAFSA.
More than 600 teaching majors can take advantage of the Federal TEACH Grant Program designed for students planning to teach in a high-need field. UNI has actively participated in the Federal TEACH Grant Program since its inception five years ago. At the national level, UNI is the 8th public university in dollars administered in the TEACH Grant. In FY18, grant recipients totaled 1.5 million in TEACH grant assistance. The TEACH Grant provides up to $4,000 for a total of $16,000 to an undergraduate.
TUITION GUARANTEE PROGRAM FOR IOWANS
This program provides 2-year (for community college transfer students) and 4-year commitment of full tuition and fees provided through a combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships.
The applicant must be an Iowa resident, newly graduated from an Iowa high school (or a community college transfer), and must have an Expected Family contribution (EFC) as determined on the FAFSA of 1000 or less their first year. Students must be Pell Grant eligible as determined by the FAFSA for the remaining 3 years of the program to qualify.
Federal Pell Grant
Federal TEACH Grant
SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)
Applying for scholarships at UNI is easy. The UNI Scholarship Application allows students to apply for over 1,000 scholarships across campus online. The UNI Scholarship Application becomes available the summer before your senior year, in July.
The deadline for most UNI scholarships is January 15, unless otherwise noted.
- Complete the UNI Scholarship Application at www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.
- Review any information already filled in and complete the involvement section.
- Complete essays for as many different academic areas as you are interested.
- Scholarships are available by majors and departments even if you’re still deciding.
- Review and click submit. You will receive an email confirmation after successful submission.
- Don't forget to submit the UNI Scholarship Application every year!
The UNI Scholarship Applications can be updated (prior to the deadline) as frequently as you like.
On average, UNI students recieve:
AVERAGE AID ACCEPTED
AVERAGE GRANT / SCHOLARSHIP
AVERAGE STUDENT LOAN
$11,523,312 EARNED BY 3,953 STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AVERAGES
BENEFITS OF STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
Academics: Students who work on-campus tend to have better grades than those who don’t.
Networking: Working on-campus you meet other students, staff, and faculty. It is a great way to get connected on-campus and meet new people!
Time Management: Students who work on-campus develop better time management skills and do better in class than people who don’t.
Money! As a student employee you receive a bi-weekly paycheck. Working on-campus is a great way to save up money for future semesters.