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Bakula--Timothy L. (Class of 2002; Financial Aid Staff)

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1 $89.2 million awarded to UNI students during the 2021-2022 school year
Grove--Meg (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:49, p.04
4/10/2023 UNI released their 2022 financial aid annual report which shows that 91% of all UNI students received some financial aid during the 2021-2022 school year. Meg Grove writes more details about the report and of the support that is available on campus for students who need help with financial aid; photo.
2 CRRSAA funds to be distributed soon
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.01
3/1/2021 More than 3,300 UNI students will receive a COVID-19 relief grant as part of a new legislative act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II; photo.
3 UNI will receive additional funding aid
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:30, p.02
2/4/2021 UNI to receive COVID-19 relief funding.
4 UNI student debt on steady decline; enrollment to increase
Robertson--Josie (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:9, p.2
9/28/2015 Due to its financial literacy programs and major specific grants, UNI is seeing a surge in enrollment and a drop in student debt.
5 The "M" press
Gregorsok--Megan (Student 2014)
Northern Iowan 111:52, p.4
4/23/2015 UNI held a "Salary, Compensation, and Benefits" presentation to help educate students on the lesser known parts of having a career.
6 Lack of federal funding limits work-study program
Ruggles--Jacinda Rose (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.2
4/3/2014 According to a recent study by the Iowa Board of Regents, funding was down for both work-study and supplemental education opportunities grants. Due to this, it has been difficult to find work-study jobs.
7 Students face financial woes
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:46, p.1
3/31/2014 Many students are having taking out large loans to attend school. The national student debt is increasing each year. Students can visit the Financial Aid office for advise on how to reduce debt; photo.
8 New Pew study discovers how students pay for higher education
Ruggles--Jacinda Rose (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:36, p.1
2/13/2014 A study by the Pew Research Center concluded that most college students pay for tuition through scholarships and their parents' income and savings. On average, UNI students graduate with less undergraduate debt than the national average; photo.
9 Student loan debt decreasing at UNI
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:28, p.1
1/16/2014 Student loan debt has decreased 10 percent since 2010 for the average UNI student. The "Live Like a Student" program may be helping The program educates students on financial choices and borrowing responsibly.
10 Bucking the trend; private loan borrowing by UNI students dropped by 80% in three years
Northern Iowa Today 96:3, p.10
10/1/2013 Financial Aid Office has helped students to seek financial assistance in better ways; photo.
11 Fall turns focus toward savings
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:7, p.2
9/20/2013 September is College Savings Month. The Office of Financial Aid, along with other organizations, are spreading the word about savings plans. The Office of Financial Aid offers a Live Like a Student program which many students find helpful.
12 Mapping out the future: Career Services aims to assist students
Ruggles--Jacinda Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:5, p.6
9/13/2013 Career Services offers many programs to help students find jobs. They are now offering a new program, Career Thursdays. Each Thursday will feature a presentation on employment. Career Services organizes the Career Fair to assist with networking; photo.
13 9. Get squared away at the Office of Student Financial Aid
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:54, p.Suppl: 11
5/3/2013 Encourages new students and their parents to go to the Office of Student Financial Aid to ask any questions they may have about financial aid. It is better to ask early on than to wait; photo.
14 Getting financial aid squared away
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:40, p.1
3/5/2013 Students are encouraged to fill out their FAFSA sooner rather than later. There is information available and FAFSA workshops to help students.
15 UNI staff members receive 2012 Regents Excellence Awards
Public Relations News Release 2012:139, p.1
11/15/2012 Four University of Northern Iowa staff members receive Staff Excellence Awards from Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Staff include Tim Bakula, Ken Bauer, Rosanne L. Lang, and Lyn Redington.
16 BOR president proposes in-state tuition freeze
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:9, p.1
9/25/2012 Proposed tuition freeze for in-state students. A request was also made for an increase to the general fund for regents universities by 2.6 percent, with an additional $4 million for UNI. The tuition freeze may make complications for UNI; photo.
17 UNI student loan indebtedness decreases by 7.6 percent
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:7, p.1
9/18/2012 Nationwide student debt is at its highest point ever. "Live like a student" program helps freshmen to learn about debt and to live within their means; photo.
18 LoanLook offers easy look at financial aid
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:5, p.7
9/11/2012 Website allows students to view federal and private loans and grants in one place. Advice is provided on the best option available. Tim Bakula suggests using or for financial counseling; photo.
19 Congress compromises on student loan interest rate
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:1, p.5
8/24/2012 June 29 marked the extension of the current interest rate on student loans. Rates had been scheduled to double, if a compromise had not been reached.
20 Congress compromises on student loan interest rate
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:60, p.1
7/20/2012 More time was granted to students with student loans. Rates will remain at 3.4 per cent for another year. Everything will be up for grabs at this time next year; photo.
21 FAFSA now aided by IRS Data Retrieval
Hottle--Olivia Grace (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:37, p.1
2/17/2012 Applying for Federal Student Aid now can take only ten minutes. The new IRS system allows students to enter their parents' tax records electronically.
22 'Pay as You Earn' takes steps to lessen student loan debt
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:20, p.1
11/4/2011 President Obama's plan to aid student loan debt involves payments capped at ten per cent of the student's income. They would also be able to consolidate direct loans and Federal Family Education loans; photo.
23 UNI students experiencing financial aid issues
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:1, p.1
8/26/2011 The lines are long at the Financial Aid Office. Students are experiencing many different issues with their U-bills and financial aid programs. The problems seem to be very individualized. There are no good reasons to explain the problems.
24 Keeping your credit in check
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:54, p.1
4/29/2011 The end of the school year also marks the end of Financial Literacy Month. Students are reminded that what they do with their finances now will follow them for a lifetime. Be aware of your credit score.
25 Financial Literacy Month quickly approaching
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:45, p.3
3/29/2011 Office of Student Financial Aid will sponsor the event. Basic information will be available to aid the student in handling his/her financial matters. The five students placing highest in the scavenger hunt will receive $100 scholarships.
26 Financial Aid Office offers Live Like a Student courses
Martin--James Michael (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:6, p.4
9/17/2010 Free classes offered on personal budgeting, credit and credit cards, student loans, and identity protection. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded at the end of the semester to students enrolled.
27 News Brief: Financial Aid encourages students to file FAFSA early
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 2010:29, p.2
1/22/2010 Tim Bakula said that as the economy has worsened, applications for FAFSA have increased. This may result in some types of federal aid running out of funds.
28 Advisors work to keep miscommunication to a minimum during registration
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:25, p.7
12/4/2009 Advisors are trained regularly and evaluated every semester to ensure correct guidance of the student. Advisors work hard to stay current with the Liberal Arts Core and to give correct advice; photo.
29 Education-related policy may impact students
Kramer--Jenna Marie (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:9, p.3
9/29/2009 Expansion of the Pell Grant for Low-Income Students will begin during the summer of 2010. This will allow students to attend summer classes under this program.
30 UNI names 2009 student employee and employer of the year
Public Relations News Release 2008:509, p.1
4/30/2009 Beth Bishop, a senior marketing major from Bettendorf, was honored for her work as the IDEA Diversity Summit coordinator for the Office of Compliance and Equity Management.
31 New legislation would increase funds available to college students
Bardsley--Laura Lee (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:33, p.1
2/6/2009 Pell Grants, Stafford loans, and work study funding would increase if the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is made law; photo.
32 Aid provided to students affected by floods
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:2, p.1
9/5/2008 UNI Disaster Scholarship Fund created to aid students affected by the flooding. Requirements for the one time $5000 scholarship provided; photo.
33 College Bound: Finding the school-work-life balance
Public Relations News Release 2007:663, p.1
5/5/2008 High school graduates are not only going to college, they're joining the work force at the same time. Some work to pay for college and cover living expenses. A campus job helps new students develop effective time-management skills.
34 College Bound: Show me the money and tell me what it means; comparing financial aid
Public Relations News Release 2007:476, p.1
3/3/2008 Tim Bakula gives advice on financial aid.
35 FAFSA just the start for many students
Harken--Sarah (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:35, p.3
2/15/2008 One third of students filling out application for Federal Financial Aid will also go through a verification process; photo.
36 A nontraditional road to success
Miller--Zanetta Liza (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:29, p.8
1/25/2008 Help is available for traditional and nontraditional students during their adjustment to college life; photo.
37 Money management tips offered to students through UNI residence, financial aid departments
Public Relations News Release 2007:282, p.1
11/9/2007 "Keep an Eye on Your Money" is a program being offered to students.
38 UNI to host "Multicultural Super Saturday" November 10
Public Relations News Release 2007:282, p.1
11/9/2007 Some 200 high school students will attend the "Multicultural Super Saturday" to hear about admissions and the application process.
39 Financial aid options expand as tuition rises
Barkley--Tia M. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:5, p.2
9/11/2007 Students urged to examine all options for paying college costs, including loans, scholarships, and internships.
40 FAFSA: an often untapped source of money for students
Donisi--Samantha T. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:41, p.1
2/27/2007 Free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) forms need to be completed each year. UNI students are missing out on potential financial help. Process explained; photo.
41 UNI offers Distinguished Scholar Award top Iowa's outstanding high school students
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
12/18/2006 High school students ranking in the top 25 percent of their graduating class are eligible for the Distinguished Scholars Award.
42 Government working to support financial aid
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:27, p.6
12/5/2006 Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2006 increased the funding for higher education by $790 million. UNI Financial Aid Office is keeping up with helpful programs for students.
43 Skeletons in closet haunt college-bound students forever drug convictions strip students of federal financial aid; Students for Sensible Drug Policy r
Meeker--Georgia Kaye (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:52, p.1
4/18/2006 Lawsuit challenges a law that makes students with a drug conviction ineligible for federal financial aid; photo.
44 UNI names Student Employees, Employer of the Year
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
4/14/2006 Student employee and employer are listed.
45 UNI offers debt workshops
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:50, p.1
4/11/2006 Financial Aid Office is sponsoring debt consolidation meetings for students.
46 UNI admissions representative to visit Dubuque high school
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
2/23/2006 Office of Admissions representative Tim Bakula will meet with Dubuque high school students.
47 Managing credit cards involves budgeting
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:38, p.11
2/17/2006 Credit cards can be helpful, but students should be aware of interest rates and managing debt; photo.
48 Fill out FAFSA, CSA now to increase chances of financial aid
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:30, p.3
1/20/2006 All students are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the Common Scholarship Application.
49 University of Northern Iowa Financial Aid hired Student Employment Coordinator
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
9/17/2003 Tim Bakula to replace the departing Chris Bowser.
50 University of Northern Iowa Financial Aid hires Student Employment Coordinator
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
9/17/2003 Tim Bakula to replace the departing Chris Bowser.


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