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1 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.
2 New opportunities abroad
Baughman--Katie (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:7, p.4
9/21/2015 Over five hundred fifty students filled the Maucker Union Ballroom for the International Opportunities Fair held by UNI Study abroad.
3 UNI Financial Literacy Club event
Northern Iowan 112:3, p.8
9/3/2015 Schedule of events meant to help students understand their finances and the problems of debt.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Why UNI needs a tuition freeze--and why $10 million matters
Northern Iowa Today 97:1, p.7
1/1/2014 A look at the difficult financial situation of the university. Freezing tuition for the second consecutive year and making permanent last year's $10 million one-time funding would help.
9 Students may face financial issues with shutdown
Gibbs--Hannah Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:12, p.1
10/8/2013 The recent government shut down could have negative effects on college students and their financial aid. The shut down could also affect federal funds for UNI and research grants.
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 What are the top 5 stressors for college students?
Northern Iowa Today 96:3, p.5
10/1/2013 Survey finds that the need to repay loans, the cost of education, borrowing money for college, finding a job, and the academic challenge of coursework bring stress to students.
12 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.
13 Possible loan interest rate increase causes concern
Peterson--Caitlin Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:57, p.1
6/28/2013 Interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans could double on July 1 if Congress cannot agree on a solution to stop the increase. The rates could go from 4.4 percent to 6.8 percent overnight.
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 Ruud named UNI president
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:34, p.1
2/12/2013 Iowa Board of Regents voted unanimously for William Rudd to become the tenth preside of UNI. Dean Moussavi commented that President Rudd will bring years of experience to UNI; photo.
16 UNIBusiness to hold final round of Diversity Case Competition on Jan. 31
Public Relations News Release 2012:183, p.1
1/29/2013 The UNI Diversity Case Competition poses a diversity-related problem to students, and they are to use their knowledge to come up with a solution. PreicewaterhouseCoopers and Veridian Credit Union are sponsoring the competition.
17 NISG votes against resolution supporting tuition freeze
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:19, p.1
10/30/2012 Board of Regents held a meeting to discuss risk in supporting tuition freeze. Concerns raised regarding whether or not UNI would get additional financial assistance.
18 Letter to the editor
Daugherty--Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:14, p.4
10/12/2012 Student expresses concerns regarding financial aid and tuition. Analysis of presidential candidate positions and the reasons to vote for President Obama.
19 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.
20 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 NSLDS.ed.gov or Studentloans.gov for financial counseling; photo.
21 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.
22 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.
23 Get squared away at Financial Aid
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.supp 9
4/27/2012 A college education is expensive. The folks in Financial Aid can help and are available to explain the many available programs; photo.
24 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.
25 Rep. Braley discusses student loan debt
Finin--Matthew Doyle (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:32, p.1
1/31/2012 With increased college tuition and room and board fees, students are creating significant student loan debt. Decreased availability of financial aid only worsens the situation; photo.
26 '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.
27 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.
28 American dream vs. Libertarian person
Greubel--Greg Harold (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:52, p.11
4/22/2011 Believes that Republican budget is full of cuts that may be detrimental to the average American. For example, students may not have Pell Grants available in the future. Trickle down economics has never worked.
29 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.
30 UNI Financial Aid offers resources for students
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:31, p.4
1/28/2011 Workshops help guide students through the process of completing paperwork for financial aid.
31 UNI employees awarded Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award
Kennedy--Megan Gibson (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:30, p.4
1/25/2011 Sue Follen stood for a caring environment for people; especially students. Employees in the Division of Student Affairs are eligible for recognition in receiving the award.
32 UNI Financial Aid Office to offer holiday budget sessions
Au Jong--Catherine (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:23, p.7
11/16/2010 The holidays are a time that college students and others can get caught up in the moment and overspend. Sessions are designed to aid in budgeting and sticking to the budget for gifts.
33 HLC evaluates UNI for reaccreditation
Anderson--John Patrick (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:21, p.1
11/9/2010 The two year self-study of the University culminates this week with the arrival of the ten member team charged with examining the quality of the institution.
34 UNI I am
Spory--Karyn Kathleen (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:16, p.1
10/22/2010 The new marketing campaign for the University presents the five core messages about UNI: engaged faculty focused on student learning, hands-on, size, first year experience, and a safe environment.
35 UNI to host Cedar Valley Preview Night at Waterloo Public Library
Public Relations News Release 2010:103, p.1
10/18/2010 This event is for students and parents interested in learning more about the campus. Students will have the chance to meet and discuss majors with representatives from the different colleges on the campus.
36 Unfair treatment for unwitting students
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:13, p.7
10/12/2010 Student loan reform is needed. Currently student loans have no escape clause. Bankruptcy will not get rid of student loans. If payments are missed garnishment, suspension of professional licenses, and income tax withholding are possible.
37 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.
38 UNI hosts 'Power of the Purse IV: Choices' on Sept. 28; Registration deadline is Sept. 21
Public Relations News Release 2010:44, p.1
9/10/2010 Joyce Morrow, director of student financial aid, will present the keynote address, "What Happened to the Public in Public University?" during the luncheon program. The seminar will open with welcome remarks from Pat Allen.
39 Information sessions scheduled on UNI's distance elementary education degree programs
Public Relations News Release 2010:34, p.1
9/2/2010 Representatives will visit Western Iowa Tech Community College District to discuss the elementary education B. A. degree program for students who cannot relocate to the UNI campus.
40 What you may have missed
Murphy--Brian Sullivan (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:47, p.4
4/6/2010 Speculates about effects of changes in student loan rules.
41 Eliminating middleman not a good thing
Rouse--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 106:46, p.4
4/2/2010 Removal of state and federal government agencies for lending money to college students seen as sure way to reduce inflated tuition rates. Private lenders realize tuition is too high and choose not to lend money to students.
42 Summer Aid Days to explain financial aid resources for summer classes
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:37, p.1
2/19/2010 The Office of Student Financial Aid is decorated with beach balls, palm trees, and beach towels in preparation for Summer Aid Days. Staff will aid students with financial aid for summer school classes; photo.
43 UNI Accounting Club names 2010 leadership team
Public Relations News Release 2009:239, p.1
1/26/2010 "The UNI Accounting Club is one of the largest student organizations on campus with more than 300 current members," said Christine Bauman, PricewaterhouseCoopers professor of accounting and the Accounting Club faculty advisor. Members listed.
44 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.
45 UNI announces inaugural Diversity Matters Award recipients
Public Relations News Release 2009:233, p.1
1/21/2010 Ten individuals were recently honored for their efforts to enhance diversity during the second-annual town hall meeting on diversity.These students, faculty and staff received the inaugural UNI Diversity Matters Award. Recipients listed.
46 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.
47 Students need to check MyUNIverse to make sure everything is in order before registering for classes
Northern Iowan 106:20, p.2
11/6/2009 Any unpaid bill with the University must be taken care of prior to early registration. A quick check on MyUniverse will alert the student to outstanding bills that will hold up the registration process.
48 Private Alternative Loans: an option for students
Northern Iowan 106:13, p.16
10/13/2009 Private lenders do make educational loans, but they are more expensive; use only when all other options are exhausted; variable rates of interest, not federally guaranteed, and may not have the same deferments or other options as federal loans.
49 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.
50 UNI scholarship application now available
Northern Iowan 106:9, p.3
9/29/2009 Applications for 2010-2011 scholarships are available online. Questions should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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