Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Distance and Off-Campus Education

Thinking about continuing your UNI education outside of Cedar Falls, but wondering about financial aid availability?  UNI offers a variety of academic opportunities through distance education and off-campus coursework. Options include online and desktop video conferencing courses, Study Abroad, National Student Exchange, consortiums with other colleges, and more. For a complete list of options please visit Continuing Education and Study Abroad for more details.

Below you will find a list of distance education options through UNI. In order to receive financial aid for distance education coursework students must:

Aid Eligibility

  • Financial assistance is NOT available for guided independent study courses, Camp Adventure, or audited coursework.  

  • State Authorizations-Prospective students who reside in any state except California and wish to pursue a UNI program entirely online, may submit an application to the Office of Admissions according to the instructions on the program's Next Steps page. Students from California interested in pursuing an online program may not be eligible receive federal financial aid (due to their home state's law) and are invited to consult their state's board of education to discuss their situation. An updated list of SARA States & Institutions can be found at