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An Education Built for Life

Earn your degree online with Upper Iowa University. Flexible, affordable online courses start every 8 weeks, so you can learn when it works best for you – two courses-at-a-time.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 1: August 26, 2024
Session 2: October 21, 2024
Session 3: January 6, 2025

Affordable Online Programs

Your online education shouldn’t cost a fortune. Upper Iowa puts your degree within reach with scholarships and grants for transfer students, active duty military service members and their families, as well as employer grants and reimbursement opportunities.

Over 50 Years of Distance Learning Expertise

Known as pioneers in distance learning, Upper Iowa has been offering high-quality, accessible and flexible experiences for students learning at a distance since 1973 – as well as over 20 years experience as a recognized leader in delivering online programs.

Student Jordyn Sandy

Jordyn Sandy, '19

Business Administration

My degree has helped provide a well rounded education in many areas and helped strengthen my understanding in business and human resources.

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Transfer to UIU

UIU accepts up to 90 credits from other colleges – and with over 60 community college partners and a UIU Transfer Scholarship of up to $4,000, it’s easy and affordable to transfer to UIU.

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UIU Military Benefits

  • $250 per credit hour undergrad tuition rate for active duty soldiers.
  • Military Family Grant for active duty military spouses and dependents.
  • Patriot Grant for veterans and active DOD card holders.
  • And much more!
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Employer Grants

UIU works with employers to make your degree more affordable by accepting reimbursements and by partnering with over 50 local and regional employers to offer employees and their dependents grants toward tuition.