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UIU reveals new fair artwork on Iowa Live

For 17 years, Upper Iowa University has had a presence at the Iowa State Fair. We are proud to use this incredible event and venue to connect with alumni, potential students other UIU supporters and fans.

Located within the Varied Industries Building, we are doing it big again this year with prizes, merchandise and free gifts.  See below for all the exciting things taking place at our booth Aug 11-21, 2022.

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Sign up to win one of two, One-Year Tuition Awards

For over a decade, UIU has given prospective students the chance to sign up for the opportunity to win a free year of tuition at UIU’s Fayette Campus. It has been wonderful knowing that we change lives with this gift of giving. You can register to win at our booth in the Varied Industries Building and receive a free pair of sunglasses. Winners drawn upon completion of the Fair.

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Sign up to win one of 11 FREE CLASSES

In addition to our two tuition award winners, we are giving away 11 FREE CLASSES. Sign up at our booth and get a free pair of sunglasses as well. The free classes can be used at the undergraduate or graduate course level at any of our centers or online. Winners drawn upon completion of the Fair.

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Peacock Promise

This outstanding new financial assistance program eliminates tuition for any student eligible for the Iowa Tuition Grant, with the program beginning for new students in the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.


Alumni Free Gift

The UIU Alumni Office loves connecting with you! Stop by our booth, sign in as an alumni, and get a free gift. We do our best to keep you informed of University events. Reach out to us with alumni news, help connect former classmates, and take advantage of exclusive alumni perks.


Peacock Swag

This is your chance to grab some Peacock gear. Everything from hats, shirts, cups, sweatshirts and more – we bring it all! Also, be sure to view the great selection of Peacock gear year-round at

Why UIU?

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Convenient Scheduling and Options

UIU students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at any one time with our distinctive Two-at-a-Time Schedule. Attend our campus in Fayette, Iowa, one of our 21 education centers in eight states, our celebrated online program, or our self-paced program – or combine any of these into the perfect schedule for your needs and lifestyle.

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UIU, a private, nonprofit university founded in 1857, has been offering excellent and innovative academic degree programs online since 1999 and through distance education since 1973. Our faculty have real-world experience and are experts in the fields they teach.