The University of Iowa offers an affordable first-rate education. The Office of Student Financial Aid is here to assist you with the costs of your educational investment. Our committed team of professionals works in partnership with you, providing information on available options and assisting you with the various stages of the financial aid process.
This web site is dedicated to providing you and your family with the necessary tools to make informed decisions concerning financing your education. Our knowledgeable staff is eager to assist you and welcomes your questions.
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Financial Aid Disbursement and Refunds
The University Billing Office provides the Fall 2014 estimated financial aid on the August 1 U-bill. Financial aid refund information will show on ISIS beginning August 25. Additional information is available on our disbursement web page.
University Bill (U-Bill)
The August University Bill is available on ISIS and is due on August 28. Updates to the bill are made nightly, so check your bill periodically if you are waiting for financial aid awards to appear. Further information is available on the University Billing Office website.
Required Loan Counseling
All students wishing to receive a private loan or additional unsubsidized loan due to Parent PLUS Loan denial must receive loan counseling before the loan will be processed. A Financial Literacy Specialist will contact students via UI email to schedule a meeting. Meetings are currently being scheduled two weeks out.
Looking for a Job?
The Student Job Fair offers an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the variety of student hourly and Work-Study jobs available. This event is held annually and will take place on Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the second floor ballroom at the IMU.
Financial Literacy Services
Everyone likes to think they won't make mistakes with their money; however, making unwise decisions about managing money now could have a negative impact on future financial situations. UI Financial Literacy Services is a new program offered by the Office of Student Financial Aid for undergraduate students. Information and support is provided to assist undergraduate students in managing finances, reducing student loan borrowing, and understanding loan repayment options.
Applying for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Application/Award Status
Students are able to check their application status and award status on ISIS. When in ISIS, be sure to use the drop-down box to select the Fall 2014 session if you are checking on your 2014-2015 status . Students can provide their parents with view only guest access to ISIS.
2014-2015 Award Notifications
After all required documents have been reviewed and a student is awarded financial aid, the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid (UI OSFA) will email the student instructions on how to access their award notification on ISIS. When in ISIS, be sure to use the drop-down box to select the Fall 2014 session. The first 2014-2015 awards were made mid-March and awarding continues throughout the year. Additional information is available on our award notification web page and in our Understanding Your Award (PDF) brochure.
Net Price Calculator
Communication from The University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid is by email. Students will no longer receive paper notifications [i.e., postcard regarding the availability of their Iowa Verification Form (IVF), requests for additional information, award notification]. Therefore, it is very important that students frequently check their University email throughout the year.
Visit Us On Facebook
The Office of Student Financial Aid is on Facebook. Check out our page to find information, helpful financial aid tips, and answers to frequently asked questions.
University of Iowa Budget and Financial Aid
The University Billing Office has compiled questions and answers regarding the UI budget, General Education Fund, state appropriations, and more.