Creating Your Community

your UNI experience

UNI's Jump Start Program is focused on helping underrepresented students successfully transition to UNI by providing them with the resources and support network to take on this next chapter of their life. It is held the week prior to the first week of classes and includes an early move-in for students living on campus. 

Group of Jump Start participants

Find a passion,
fuel your soul

Student organizations are a great way to get involved, meet new people and develop leadership skills. There are 270+ student organizations on campus, and many of them are cultural based. There's truly something for everyone!

Students laughing

A role model
is never far away

Get connected to a mentor through UNI's Thrive Mentoring Program. A Queer Peer Mentoring Program is also available for students who identify as LGBTQ+. 

Student and mentor working together

Making College Affordable

Automatic Scholarships

Students are automatically considered for scholarships upon admission, including our UNI-T.E.D Scholarship (UNIfying through Excellence and Diversity) for students of racial and ethnic backgrounds or those who participated in TRIO or AVID programs. 

UNI Scholarship Application

There are many other additional scholarships you may quality for through the submission of the UNI Scholarship Application. Upon completing this one application, you'll have applied to all the scholarships you're eligible for. 

Financial Aid Counseling

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is available to answer any questions you have about paying for college. Call us at 319-273-2700, email us or set up a virtual appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor.