Scholarship Coordinator Resources

Awarding Scholarships

If you will be issuing a one time payment to a student that you would like to use your general fund account (0011) for and don't already have an item type set up, please follow these steps:

  • Complete a budget transfer from the department/college general fund account to Financial Aid

  • Complete a roster on the FW90 transaction using the Financial Aid item type number

  • Complete the Conflict of Interest Form and return it to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

For scholarship administration questions, please contact Staci Mueller at or Kristin Johnson at

Helpful Resources:

2022-2023 Awarding Timeline

July 1, 2021: 2022-2023 UNI Scholarship Application becomes available.

January 15, 2022: Priority date for new & current students.

January 25, 2022: All new student foundation awards to UNI Foundation. This includes electronic roster and Scholarship Request Form (SRF).  All new student institutional awards to Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS).  

Middle of February: All new incoming students will be awarded financial aid packages (both federal and institutional).

March 1, 2022: 2022-2023 UNI Scholarship Application becomes unavailable.

March 2, 2022: Enhancements and updates for the 2023-2024 UNI Scholarship Application begin.

March 15, 2022: All current student foundation awards to UNI Foundation. This includes electronic roster and Scholarship Request Form (SRF).  All current institutional awards to OFAS.

April 1, 2022: All current student foundation awards will be sent from UNI Foundation to OFAS.

July 1, 2022: 2023-2024 UNI Scholarship Application becomes available.

Per FERPA guidelines, we have now masked the EFC on FW09 reports to respect a student's privacy of their education record. The column that displays EFC will now read the following instead. The key is below:

High - Pell grant eligible: 0-6,022

Medium - Iowa Resident: 6,022-21,448

Medium - Out-of-state/Non-resident: 6,022 - 32,109

None - Iowa Resident: EFC is above 21,448

None - Out-of-state/Non-resident: EFC is above 32,109

If it is blank, a student has not filed a FAFSA for that particular aid year. You can re-run your reports to try and pick up new students who have filed the FAFSA.