The Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence (CIAE) coordinates a variety of campus programs and services designed to create a welcoming environment for underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families. Additional support networks include:
- Iowa Edge Program—This freshman transition to campus program is held the week before fall classes begin to welcome selected African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian, first-generation, and LGBTQ+ college students to the University.
- Latino/Native American Alumni Alliance (LANA3)
- Latino Native American Cultural Center
- Living learning communities in the Residence Halls
- Student Organizations
Areas of Study
Iowa offers more than 200 Areas of Study for undergraduates. These are some of the programs that focus on cultural diversity.
Education and Advocacy
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:
- UI Scholarships—Iowa offers more than 1,500 scholarships based on academic merit and/or financial need.
- Types of Student Financial Aid
- How to Apply for Financial Aid at Iowa
Pre-College Programs and Community Resources
Contact the Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence for information about summer programs for students who are members of underrepresented minority groups.
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