Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Academic Progress

The UNI Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships requires students to continue to make academic progress toward a degree in order to continue receiving financial aid. There are standards for academic progress for each academic year, as well as standards for completing a degree within a specific time period.

Standards of Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form (PDF)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Tips & Additional Information

Repeated Coursework & Financial Aid Implications

Federal regulation limits the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive financial aid for that course.  This policy applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.

  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.

  • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course only one additional time.

  • This policy applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.

Campus Resources

If you are in need of assistance, please contact the following offices at UNI:

Academic Advising | 319-273-3406

This office of professional staff can provide assistance to any student who is considering a change in major or needs assistance in selecting a major. 

Counseling Center | 319-273-2676

The UNI Counseling Center offers free, confidential counseling between you and your professionally-trained counselor about personal, social, or emotional issues.

Dean of Students | 319-273-2332

In working to support students, faculty, staff, parents, and families, Dean of Students staff work collaboratively with various campus offices to ensure students are connected to the necessary resources.

Faculty/Staff Advisors

Faculty and staff within your major are excellent resources for students planning to stay within their major. Students can locate their faculty/staff advisor’s contact information by logging in to their MyUNIverse account and going to their Student Center.

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services | 319-273-6349

Contact: Jody Gibson (

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services works with individuals with disabilities who want to become employed. If an individual is determined eligible for services we assist them to achieve their employment goal by providing such things as tuition assistance, counseling/advising, assistive technology and other services.

Military and Veteran Student Services |

Our role is to support military members, veterans, and their families at UNI as they transition between military duty, college, and new careers. We are committed to faculty and staff education, on and off campus resource networking, advocacy, and listening to each student to ensure that each military affiliated students' voice is heard and they are empowered to achieve success in class and beyond.

Panther Pantry | 319-273-2683

The purpose of the Panther Pantry is to ensure that UNI students are able to get their basic food and necessity needs met. We recognize that in order to succeed in the classroom, and here at UNI, students need to have access to food.

Peer Advisors in Residence (PAIR)

If living in the residence halls, PAIR's are able to provide assistance with a variety of topics to help you succeed.

Student Accessibility Services | 319-273-2677

Student Accessibility Services is available to discuss barriers you are experiencing, reasonable accommodations, and the options for support the University and/or greater community may be able to provide.

Student Health Clinic | 319-273-2009

The Student Health Clinic functions as a general medical clinic that provides evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of health concerns, such as mental health services, coordination of care for chronic medical conditions, and routine health exams.

Student Success & Retention | 319-273-5805

Contact: Jade Horning (

Provides holistic success coaching to students on academic alert, probation, and probation after suspension.

Student Wellness Services | 319-273-3423

Student Wellness Services supports the journey toward optimal health and well-being through holistic health promotion and education to enhance student success.

The Learning Center | 319-273-6023

Provides services for student success: Writing Coaches, Math and Science Tutors, Academic Coaches, and Course-Embedded Peer Educators. The Learning Center serves all students and majors.