By reducing the tuition rate, UIU is opening the doors to a private college education and experience. Students will have an opportunity to benefit from an institution featuring a 12:1 student/faculty ratio, hundreds of extracurricular clubs, organizations and activities, NCAA Division II athletics, and a safe, vibrant campus. Graduates of UIU can also expect to find success after earning a degree, as 93% of UIU’s graduates are employed or in graduate school within 12 months of graduation, compared to a national average of 84%. Upper Iowa is expanding opportunities to students who could thrive in a private college environment and, by lowering tuition, the dream of a private college education can be realized.
In addition to the significantly reduced tuition rate, all full-time students attending Upper Iowa’s Fayette Campus will receive a scholarship through some combination of merit, athletic and need-based financial aid. The University will also continue to offer the one-of-a-kind Peacock Promise, which eliminates tuition for any student eligible for the Iowa Tuition Grant.
“Students looking for a personalized education, that is highly affordable, will find UIU a perfect fit,” said Dr. Doug Binsfeld, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “Students can thrive on a campus where they get access to high-quality learning experiences in an atmosphere that makes them feel like part of a family.”
Upper Iowa’s new pricing model supports the Upper Iowa mission and vision of making higher education accessible and expanding opportunities for students. A lowered tuition rate, combined with the opportunity for scholarships, will allow more students to enjoy the benefits of a quality private college environment and education at a state college cost. Additionally, UIU continues to be a leader in providing flexible learning opportunities for students. Examples of this innovation include UIU’s Self-Paced program established in 1973, over 20 locations outside of Fayette (including 8 military bases) and an online program established in 1999.