Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is to provide access to financial resources in a fair, sensitive, and confidential manner; to inform and educate students and families about their financial options; and to continually improve services so students may take full advantage of their educational opportunities. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is committed to promoting and maintaining integrity, accuracy, and timeliness in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies that govern federal, state, institutional, and private funds to serve the maximum number of UNI students.

Our Office in Action

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Meet the Staff

Tim Bakula

Interim Director

Kaili Benham


Jill Bevard

Clerk III

Marcy Gosse

Clerk III

Rylan Johnson

Clerk III

Andrea Krafka

Clerk III

Nicole Lehman

Assistant Director

Darla Palmer

Assistant Director

Kristin Peiffer


April Schmiesing

Secretary III

Heather Stalzer

Associate Director

Colleen Sullivan