The Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence coordinates a variety of campus programs and services designed to create a welcoming climate for underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families. Additional support networks include:
- The 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.
- Iowa Biosciences Academy
- Latino Native American Cultural Center
- Living learning communities in the Residence Halls
- Student Organizations
- Native American Council
- Multicultural Greek Council
- Iowa First Nations Summer Program for high school students
Areas of Study
Iowa offers more than 200 Areas of Study for undergraduates, including some that focus on specific cultures.
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
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