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Financial Aid/Scholarships

Questions? Ask PeteIf you want to attend Upper Iowa University we are going to go to extreme lengths to make it happen. Our financial aid team, along with your admission counselor, will work with you to develop a financial aid packet that is affordable. 


We offer renewable merit scholarships that range from $5,000 to $17,000 to incoming freshman at the Fayette campus.

Renewable Merit Scholarships for Freshmen


Per Academic Year


Trustee Scholarship



Presidential Scholarship



Dean's Scholarship



Achievement Scholarship



Renewable Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students and 2nd Bachelors Degree



Alexander Scholarship


Mott Scholarship


Albright Scholarship

 $  8,500

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (10)

 $  1,000

Additional Scholarships

UIU Honors & Awards Committee

Honors and AwardsThe University awards more than $100,000 each year to its current students who are selected by the committee. A sample list of those awards is available online.

Alumni Scholarships

Available to sons and/or daughters of previous graduates of UIU. Students must be enrolled full-time students during the fall and/or spring semester to qualify for this grant. This grant will apply to all children, including adopted or legal stepchildren and will not exclude those children who are independent of the family due to marriage or age.

Upper Iowa University Grants

 Available to students who show strong academic promise, are capable of doing satisfactory college-level work, and have demonstrated financial need. The amount of remaining financial need will determine the amount of the award. To be eligible, students must gain admission to the University as regular, full-time students and apply for financial assistance.

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid

Upper Iowa University provides financial assistance to more than 99 percent of students on the Fayette Campus. Find out what you qualify for by using the Net Price Calculator.

Assistance comes in three forms at Upper Iowa University:

  • Gift aid, usually called "grants" or "scholarships," does not have to be repaid. Grants are usually based on financial need, and scholarships tend to be based on academic achievement or special talents. Merit scholarships for incoming freshmen at the Fayette campus, which can be renewed annually, range from $17,000 to $5,000 per year. Merit scholarships are also available to transfers and international students at the Fayette campus, which can be renewed annually, range from $11,000 to $7,500 per year.
  • Loans are made to students at low interest rates and must be repaid, generally after students complete their education.
  • Work opportunities are awarded to students through special programs providing part-time jobs during the academic year or vacations.

2015-16 Annual Costs:

Tuition and Fees


Room & Board $8,057

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Last Updated 11/21/14