Welcome Parents!

The Office of Student Financial Aid recognizes that parents are an integral part of the financial aid process.  Parents of University of Iowa students are key partners in the financing of their student’s education.  You can help your student take on new financial responsibilities while they are pursuing their college degree.

You will find information and links to pages within the Office of Student Financial Aid website that will provide you with essential information concerning financial aid. 

To view financial aid application information and procedures view our Step-By-Step Process web page.

While most of our communications will be with your student, this website provides you with some of the general information we may be also sharing with your student. We urge you to keep the lines of communication open with your student as the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits the amount of information we can provide you.

Most of our communication with your student will be via their university email account so you may want to ask your student to share that information with you. We have attempted to answer the most frequently asked questions by parents on our website; however, if you have other questions, please contact our office.