Program Information

NOTE:  Applications will only be processed when college is in session.

Upper Iowa University's financial emergency aid program provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future. You may receive only one emergency grant through this program of no more than $1,000.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:  INELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:
Child Care
Food/Meals
Gas
Housing/Rent
Medical/Dental Expenses
Personal Automobile Expenses
Public Transportation/Bus Pass
Utilities
Alcohol
Books
Entertainment Expenses
Fees
Legal Fees
Tobacco
Tuition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Note: If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements below, please contact the Program Administrator via the contact information at the bottom of this page to discuss your situation and options.

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible students need to:

  • Have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $7,000 or less

  • Provide documentation of the financial emergency

Note: If you are unsure of your EFC or if your documentation is inadequate, please contact the Program Administrator via the contact information at the bottom of this page.

 
Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested students must create an online account and submit an application. Documents to support your request (bills or estimates, etc.) are required to complete your application. Contact the Program Administrator with questions or assistance with scanning or uploading documents.
 
AWARD PAYMENTS
If approved for funding, in most cases payment will be made payable to a third party (i.e. directly to the service provided). Payment type will be determined by the university on a case-by-case basis. Award payments will be available within 2 business days.

 

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