Students are considered for grants and scholarships before employment and loans. A student's eligibility is determined after they are admitted to the University of Iowa and the OSFA has received the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results. There are no separate applications other than filing the FAFSA. The scholarship amounts vary depending on the amount of the students' financial need and scholarship funding levels.
To be eligible for the University of Iowa Need-Based Academic Award, applicants must: be incoming freshmen; have an ACT of 29 (or a combined SAT evidence based writing & reading and math score of 1330); have an ACT of 26 (or a combined SAT evidence based writing & reading and math score of 1230) or above and a cumulative high school grade-point average of 3.6 or above on a 4.0 scale; and demonstrate financial need. In order to be renewed, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA and maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 hours) each semester. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.