Two major goals of the University are to provide access for those with limited financial resources and to attract students who will contribute to the quality and diversity of the student population. To help accomplish these goals, The University of Iowa awards institutional scholarships to students based on a variety of factors including pre-admission test scores, high school rank, financial need, special talents, and academic achievement at The University of Iowa.

Institutional grants may also be provided to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need with little or no ability to provide family financial resources to attend The University of Iowa. The opportunity to annually renew their scholarships and grants helps students to continue their education each year and to graduate from The University of Iowa.

Although students can apply for financial aid throughout the year, some financial aid programs have limited funding and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.  Therefore, it is important that you submit your 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, 2016.  Priority consideration for need-based scholarships and grants awarded by the UI Office of Student Financial Aid will be given to students whose FAFSA record has been received by the University of Iowa on or before December 1, 2016.

Information on institutional scholarships and grants is included in the scholarships and grants listings on our web site.