If you're thinking about changing jobs or careers, you can make a change AND stay in your home community. The UNI 2+2 program is for students who have family priorities and fixed job schedules. 2+2 students take two years of classes at their local community college and the equivalent of two years of UNI courses taught by UNI faculty at the community college or via distance education classes. 2+2 students earn a UNI bachelors degree. UNI partners with community colleges across Iowa to help educate students where they live.
Students who have completed an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree are eligible for the UNI 2+2 program. If this describes you, the first step is to apply for Admission to UNI, indicating that you will be entering a 2+2 program. You can also check with your community college advisor for the on-location programs offered.
Students are allowed to receive financial aid from one institution at a time, with your aid being administered by the college that you will ultimately receive your degree from. If you continue to enroll in community college coursework once you have been admitted into a 2+2 program you may need to complete a consortium agreement through UNI to ensure proper disbursement of financial aid. The consortium agreement will allow UNI to account for credit hours taken simultaneously at another college.
The need for a consortium would be determined by the types of financial aid offered. If offered any amount of grants or scholarships, you would likely want to complete a consortium agreement to ensure full disbursement of those funds. If you are only awarded loans you would simply need to be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) in order to qualify for the full amount of the loans. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-273-2700) to determine if a consortium agreement is necessary. You may also schedule an appointment to complete a consortium by contacting our office at 319-273-2700. Review the following tips to assist in planning your 2+2 program: 2+2 Tips.