International Students

Welcome to UNI!

Coming from a different country to study can be very exciting, but also can be overwhelming at times. The UNI Office of Student Financial Aid understands this and has created this page to help you in your adjustment to the UNI campus.  The information on this page deals with the financial aspect of attending UNI. Please look over the information and feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have about financial aid.   Again, welcome to UNI!

Cost of Attendance- View a breakdown of tuition and fees as well as other costs associated with attending UNI. 


Scholarships
The University of Northern Iowa offers more than 550 scholarships each year to outstanding students. All of these scholarships can be viewed on the Online Scholarship Directory.

Student Employment
There are many job opportunities on the UNI campus for students with student (F) visas or exchange (J) visas to work. The average pay is approximately $7.50 per hour. F and J visa holders are not to work off campus as a means of support except under extraordinary circumstances.  View the Online Job Board to see the opportunities to work on-campus.  To learn more about general employment opportunities, CLICK HERE.

Note: International students should search for on-campus non-work study.

Loans
International students do not qualify for federal Direct Loans.  However, private education loan opportunities if needed.  International students would need a U.S. citizen to co-sign.  Learn more about private educational loans.


Additional Resources:

UNI International Undergraduate Admissions

International Graduate Admissions 

EduPASS: The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA: Provides useful articles, recommendations, and links to sources of financial aid

The International Education Financial Aid Page: Contains wide-ranging financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for international students