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.
2014-2015 Carver Scholarship
In honor of Roy J. Carver who achieved success through initiative and hard work, twenty $5,200 scholarships will be awarded to students who will be starting their junior year Fall 2014. Apply now on the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust website. You must also file a 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 1, 2014.
2014-2015 Bright Scholars of Iowa Award
Students who will graduate from an Iowa high school in the spring of 2014 and enroll at The University of Iowa in the fall of 2014 may apply for the Bright Scholars of Iowa Award. Applicants must exhibit outstanding academic achievement, qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, and demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service, as well as have achieved success in the face of adversity. Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university. View the application form (PDF document) for additional information.
Higher Education Tax Benefits
Tax benefits may be available for qualified students or parents paying education costs. Information on how to obtain a 1098-T form is available on the University Billing Office web site. Detailed information is available from the Internal Revenue Service, Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education (PDF).
Applying for 2014-2015 Financial Aid
Students must reapply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed using estimated income information if actual information is not available. A Federal School Code (also known as a Title IV Institution Code) is required to complete the FAFSA. The University of Iowa Federal School Code is 001892. Financial aid at the University of Iowa is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, it is important to complete the FAFSA and submit all required documents as soon as possible after January 1, 2014. View our Step-by-Step Process web page for detailed application information.
2014-2015 Financial Aid Application/Award Status
Beginning mid-February, students will be able to check their 2014-2015 application status on ISIS. Information regarding award status will be available beginning mid-March. When in ISIS, be sure to use the drop-down box to select the Fall 2014 session. 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 will be made mid-March and awarding will continue throughout the year. Additional information is available on our award notification web page and in our Understanding Your Award (PDF) brochure.
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.
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.
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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 a list of questions and answers (PDF) regarding the UI budget, General Education Fund, state appropriations, and more.