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Division of Student Affairs

Professional Development Session - March 5

Posted on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Title: Lowering Students Indebtness: Reversing the Upward Trend 

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: Center for Multicultural Education - room 109

Presenters: Tim Bakula, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Joyce Morrow, Director of Financial Aid

Session description: Breaking away from national trends in student borrowing, the Unversity of Northern Iowa has seen its average student loan indebtness decrease by 10 percent over the past three years. The average undergraduate student now graduates, having borrowed, $2,500 less than in 2010. Learn how the Office of Student Financial Aid used financial literacy, personalized loan counseling, and the Feder TEACH grant program to educate students on the importance of borrowing responsibly. Participates will also learn about tools and resources that are available to assist in educating students.

Event Accommodation Statment:


Individuals with disablities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsered events. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in this program, please contact Shelley Matthews at 273-7224 or email shelley.matthews@uni.edu at least one week prior to the event.