Freshmen Stories & News

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Financial aid support increases for UNI students, indebtedness down

UNI continues to put students first, as evidenced by the $91.2 million in aid awarded to students during the 2022-2023 academic year.
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From good study habits to time management: Setting your teen up with freshman year tips

Parenting a soon-to-be college student? Set your teen up for college success by sharing some of these freshman year tips.
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A “major” decision: Guiding your teen’s career exploration before college

As a parent, you can guide your teen toward a career marked by purpose. Here are some tips to help you as your teen navigates career exploration.
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Demystifying priority deadlines: Your roadmap to college financial aid

It’s important to understand how to navigate these priority deadlines so you can confidently submit your applications on time.
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Unlocking opportunities: A family’s guide to college financial aid and scholarships

Navigating financial aid as the parent of a soon-to-be college student can be quite confusing. This article helps you understand the basics!
Your future awaits! Undergrads apply free by Jan. 19

UNI offers Free Application Week for future business students

In celebration of the newly-named Wilson College of Business, UNI invites prospective business students to apply for free Jan. 14-19, 2024.
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FAFSA help: what you should know before you apply

Confused by the FAFSA? You aren't alone! Get the FAFSA help you need by reading this article before you file the form.
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FAFSA now open to current and incoming college students

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for the 2024-2025 academic year. Current and incoming UNI students should complete it.
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Cracking the test code: A parent's role in ACT preparation

As a parent, you have an important role to play in your child’s ACT preparation. Here are some tips on how you can help them get ready for test day.
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The quest for the perfect fit: navigating the college search with your teen

In the thick of the college search with your teen? We've got you covered with some helpful tips to assist your student in making the perfect choice.