Disbursement Requirements

Requirements Before Your Aid Disburses

  • Enrolled at least half-time in a program leading to a degree at University of Iowa.  
  • No outstanding charges from a previous term.
  • Complete, signed, and returned loan promissory note(s).
  • Completion of Entrance Loan Counseling, if you have been awarded the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan(s) and you are a first-time borrower.
  • Not in default of any educational loan, including short-term emergency loans from Heartland ECSI

ECSI loans are billed separately (sent to your home address that is on file; not your U-bill).

If all the above requirements are met, your aid package will typically disburse the first day of class (each semester).

Disbursements by Class:

  • M1-M2s have fall/spring disbursements with tuition taken out each semester.
  • M3-M4s have fall/spring disbursements with tuition taken out from fall/spring semesters. Summer aid disbursement will have a student health fee, a recreation fee, and a mental health fee taken out.  The combined amount of those fees will be $138.37.

If you do not know if all forms are received, you can go to MyUI,  Financial Aid & Billing Tab, Financial Aid To Do List link to see if you are missing anything.