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 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.

Winter Financial Aid

To apply for 2014-2015 winter financial aid, students must complete a seperate winter application. They must be registered for their winter class before they submit the application.

Financial Aid Disbursement and Refunds

The University Billing Office provides estimated financial aid on the U-bill. Financial aid refund information appears in ISIS. Additional information is available on our disbursement web page.

University Bill (U-Bill)

The University Bill is available on ISIS. 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.

Applying for Financial Aid

Students must reapply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). View our Step-by-Step Process web page for detailed application information.

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

Prospective undergraduate students may use Net Price Calculator to estimate their cost of attendance and financial aid for which they may qualify.

Electronic Communication

Communication from The University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid is by email. Students will not receive paper notifications. 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.