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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

UI offers flood relief assistance to students

University of Iowa News Release

June 25, 2008

UI offers flood relief assistance to students

The University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid (UI OSFA) is responding to the emergency and short-term needs of students negatively impacted by the flood of 2008 with a combination of existing UI short-term loan funds and grants supported through the UI Flood Relief Fund.

The amount of support to individual students for both loans and grants will vary by individual circumstances. All students requesting special consideration for support will need to see a UI OSFA financial aid counselor. Counselors are available on a walk-in basis at 208 Calvin Hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The UI OSFA will be responding to the longer-term needs of UI students by determining, on a case by case basis, if there has been a significant change in the parents' and/or students' overall financial situation as a result of disasters such as the recent flooding and tornados. In the event that a financial reassessment is possible, the student may qualify for additional federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

In all cases the UI OSFA will be requesting supporting documentation to help assess the extent of financial support needed beyond other financial resources available to the family, such as Red Cross, FEMA, and insurance. The UI OSFA encourages those with questions about applying for financial aid, or about completing an existing financial aid application, to contact the office in person at 208 Calvin Hall, by phone at 319-335-1450, by email at or by postal service at:

University of Iowa
Office of Student Financial Aid
208 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark S. Warner, assistant provost for enrollment services and director of student financial aid, 319-335-3127,