Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Academic Progress

COVID-19 Update​s

  • Please direct all questions and email all SAP Appeal Forms and documentation to Jennifer Sullivan (jennifer.sullivan@uni.edu). If you do not feel comfortable emailing documentation that may contain sensitive information, please fax it to our office at 319-273-6950.

  • We have extended the deadline for spring 2020 appeals to May 4, 2020. However, students are encouraged to submit appeals as soon as possible to avoid delays in receiving financial aid.

  • If students are not able to physically sign the appeal form, they can email the appeal form to jennifer.sullivan@uni.edu from their email address to count as a signature. It must be sent from the student's own email to count as a signature.

  • Advisors can email jennifer.sullivan@uni.edu the Plan of Study from the advisor's email address to count as a signature.

  • The latest campus updates and resources on COVID-19 can be found online at prepare.uni.edu.


The University of Northern Iowa has established requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) that all students must meet in order to be eligible for financial aid. The financial aid programs affected include, but are not limited to, all federal, state, and institutional aid, and private education loans. Financial Aid SAP is reviewed on an annual basis following the conclusion of the spring semester. Students not meeting the requirements described below at the time of review will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension and MUST appeal to have their aid reinstated for upcoming semesters at UNI. Please see below for more information.

Link to PDF Standards of Academic Progress         Link to PDF SAP Appeal Form and Plan of Study