First-Generation students are students who do not have a parent or legal guardian who has completed a 4-year degree.

Support Networks

Financial Aid and Scholarships

To supplement the cost of attending the University, start your scholarship search with the UI Office of Student Financial Aid and adding the University of Iowa to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional resources include:

Resources to Help You Plan for College

Iowa admission counselors offer college-preparation tips for students in grades 8-12, including course work recommendations, when to take the ACT or SAT, how to choose a college, and where to find scholarships.

Online College Prep Guide

Pre-College Programs and Community Resources

Contact the Office of Access and Support for information about summer programs for students who are members of this group.

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