UI REACH recognizes the unique attributes of each applicant and seeks to identify those students who are most likely to benefit from the UI REACH experience.

The application and interview process are designed to determine the compatibility of an applicant’s learning performance, current life skills, motivation, and job interests with the program goals.

The first step for students, families, educators, transition specialists, and service providers is to schedule a UI REACH campus visit prior to beginning the application process. Please schedule a campus visit, contact the UI REACH Program office at 319-384-2127, or e-mail to schedule your tour.

The first step for students, families, educators, transition specialists, and service providers is to schedule a UI REACH tour prior to beginning the application process. Please schedule a tour, contact the UI REACH Program office at 319-384-2127, or e-mail to schedule your tour.

Tours are offered on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Campus visits include an informational session about the general program with UI REACH staff and a brief campus tour led by a UI REACH student. Tours generally last 90 minutes.

Hawkeye Campus Cam - Live! allows you to view a live video of the campus Pentacrest, located in the heart of The University of Iowa campus. To learn more about The University of Iowa, view the About Iowa profile.

All accepted/admitted students begin the program during the Fall semester.  Families are encouraged to begin the admission process as early as possible. To be considered for Fall enrollment, the student and family are highly encouraged to submit all application materials by December 31st of the previous year.

When all application materials are received, the applicant’s file is reviewed by members of the Admissions Committee. If the student is a possible candidate, the family will be invited to campus for an interview. The interview allows the student to express his or her interests and to ask questions. Parents/guardians discuss relevant applicant information and gain a better understanding of the UI REACH Program.

Decisions about admission to the program follow a review of all information by members of the Admissions Committee. An evaluation of an applicant’s strengths, areas needing further development, motivation, and fit to what the program can offer, rather than a diagnosis or test scores, determines if an applicant will be admitted. Once admission decisions have been made, families will be notified by letter. Due to the limited space in the program, some eligible students may not be admitted.

To be admitted for Final Application Deadline
Fall 2019 The cohort for Fall 2019 is filling quickly but we are still accepting applications. Summer is a great time to schedule a tour! Make an appointment today.
Fall 2020 March 31, 2020
  • All application materials must be received by the listed deadline.
  • Applicants must have taken a tour of the program as well as submitted all application materials prior to a review by the Admissions Committee.
  • Preference (priority) will be given to those applicants whose completed materials are submitted prior to December 31.

Applicants must have taken a tour of the program as well as submitted all application materials prior to a review by the Admissions Committee.

The UI REACH Program utilizes an online application process. The General Application and Skills Assessment will take 20-25 minutes. If you wish to finish the application at a later date, simply click the General Application link below from the same computer and using the same web browser that you used to begin the application. Once you begin the application, please be aware that if you do not return to it within a week, you will need to reenter your information

APPLICATION  MATERIALS:  Please refer to the Microsoft Office document iconApplication Process Checklist.

  1. Application fee of $40 (non-refundable) can be paid online using a credit card or by check, payable to UI REACH and sent to:
    UI REACH: Realizing Educational and Career Hopes
    S229 Lindquist Center
    College of Education
    Iowa City, IA 52242
  2. General Application - to be completed by parent or guardian
  3. Skills Assessmentto be completed by parent/guardian

Please copy and e-mail the below links to the appropriate people:

  1. Three references are required. Accepted sources are educators, service providers, case workers, or job coaches who have known the student for at least six months. Please e-mail this link to the references of your choice. Reference Form (to copy the link, simply right click on it, select “copy hyperlink” or “copy shortcut” and paste it into your e-mail text)

  2. UI REACH requires an Intellectual Assessment. Please upload a copy of an Intellectual Assessment, less than 12 months old, or you can mail the assessment to the UI REACH office. The maximum file size for uploads is 16MB.

    If you will be scheduling the testing, please consult the Test Administrator Instructions for specific details on what is required Microsoft Office document iconTest Admin Instructions. When testing is completed, please have your provider either download the testing to (link) or mail it to the UI REACH office.

  3. The applicant’s most recent high school transcript is required.  Please upload a copy of the applicant’s high school transcript, or you can mail it to the UI REACH office.

Please send all application materials, not submitted electronically, to the following address:

UI REACH: Realizing Educational and Career Hopes
S229 Lindquist Center
College of Education
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Following receipt and review of all required admissions materials, a campus interview may be offered.

Notification letters will be sent via email after and admissions decision has been made.

UI REACH is a 2-year certificate program for individuals ages 18-25 with intellectual, cognitive and learning disabilities. UI REACH recognizes the unique attributes of each applicant and seeks to identify those students who are most likely to benefit from the UI REACH experience.

The UI REACH experience provides students opportunities to grow in academics, social and independent living skills, and workplace readiness. Prospective students should be ready and motivated to embrace all aspects of our comprehensive transition program on a Big 10 campus.

Prospective student application materials are reviewed using a holistic approach to determine if the student is an appropriate fit for admission to UI REACH. The academic, social, and adaptive behavior abilities of each student are evaluated to determine if the student has demonstrated baseline capacities needed to make meaningful growth while in the program, and remain safe while on a large university campus.

Applicants possessing the following are most likely to meet UI REACH admission standards:

  • Successful completion of high school and readiness for a collegiate experience
  • Diagnosis of a mild intellectual or developmental disability
  • Motivation to make continued personal growth in areas of academics, career development, social interaction, and/or independent living

The ability to be safely be part of a Big 10 campus community is essential. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to:

  • appropriately manage unsupervised time independently
  • accurately recall and communicate past-events
  • navigate moderate social or executive functioning challenges independently
  • recognize appropriate social and physical boundaries
  • manage medicinal, basic health, and hygiene needs independently

Program Information

The UI REACH experience integrates the areas of Academic Enrichment, Career Development, Student Life, and Transition to create a dynamic collegiate opportunity for students. UI REACH is committed to excellence in all areas of student education and development.


Our vision is to empower young adults to become independent, self-determined individuals whose lives are personally rewarding.


Our mission is to provide an integrated Big Ten University experience which equips young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence through campus involvement, career development, coursework, and residence hall living. We strive to develop and implement best practices in post-secondary education within our field through collaborative research.

Program Standards

  1. Academics and Lifelong Learning: Demonstrate lifelong learning skills, including practical academic skills
  2. Career and Vocation: Demonstrate understanding of individual career exploration and workplace readiness
  3. Community and Leisure: Demonstrate preparedness for community life and leisure activities
  4. Independent and Daily Life: Demonstrate competence in independent and daily life skills
  5. Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination: Demonstrate the use of self-advocacy and self-determination skills
  6. Social and Interpersonal: Engage appropriately in social and interpersonal interactions

UI REACH courses engage students in powerful applied learning opportunities, integrating classroom learning with structured real-world learning experiences. Most UI REACH self-contained courses are split into proficiency based small groups to allow instructors to provide targeted instructions that will maximize student growth. Courses focus on 21st century independent living success, student self-advocacy, and academic skill-building. Classes follow The University of Iowa academic calendar.

Examples of Academic UI REACH courses that all UI REACH students participate in are: Reading Strategies, Expressive Writing, Personal Finance, Computers and Technology, and Health: Positive Choices. Students also have an opportunity take elective courses aligned with their interests. For a complete list of UI REACH courses, refer to the General Catalog.

UI REACH students also participate in integrated courses alongside University of Iowa undergraduate students. These courses are tailored to provide all involved learners a meaningful, integrated, educational experience. UI REACH students receive support from UI REACH instructors and staff as part of their involvement in these integrated opportunities.

The student-centered planning approach is used by advisors to develop goals and monitor individual progress. Students receive academic enrichment and support through our academic success classes, small group study sessions, and personal advising.

Each student's progress, preferences, and goals are monitored.  Grades are given in each class. Passing grades and effort toward achieving goals are part of the graduation requirements.

Student Schedule

The class schedule, courses, and career experiences change each semester for students.

PDF iconSample Schedule - Year 1 Student

UI REACH Orientation: Transitioning to College

Summer Family Orientation is an opportunity for staff to share information with parents/guardians and incoming students. In June, Year 1 students and their families participate in a two-day UI REACH summer orientation. Students meet their peers, register for classes, explore campus life, and learn their way around campus. Parents connect with staff and fellow parents while exploring college transition issues and the UI REACH experience.

Move-in is in August a few days before the University fall semester begins. UI REACH staff assist with registration, navigating the halls for move-in, and supporting UI REACH families as students settle into their new room.

During the afternoon of move-in, UI REACH staff guide parents on ways to support their student living away at college, provide program updates, and address general concerns to make the transition to college as smooth as possible.

Fall Orientation further supports students in their adjustment to college life. For the first week of the semester, orientation events, including informational sessions, small group activities, and campus activities help students learn more about the University of Iowa and prepare for the UI REACH experience. Students learn about the weekly schedule, campus life, and campus navigation. Some of these leisure activities of orientation promote getting to know others and safety.

Living in the Residence Halls

Living away from home, while attending a college program, is an important way to learn independence and further develop social skills. UI REACH students live on campus with another UI REACH student in an integrated residence hall community with other traditional students. The residence hall experience is an engaging and exciting community experience.

Students participate in social activities and educational programs offered in the hall communities.

UI REACH Resident Assistants (RAs) - undergraduate student staff - live in the UI REACH community, lead activities for students, support students in their transitions to college, and provide support during situations that may arise in the hall. UI REACH RAs are available to assist students with concerns while on duty. A professional UI REACH staff member is on-call 24 hours a day for emergency situations. University of Iowa Halls have amenities including a Fitness Room, computer lab, floor lounges, and a multipurpose room where for weekly student activities. UI REACH students are encouraged to get involved in hall and campus organizations to interact with their peers and develop leadership skills.

Campus Life: Student Activities and Enrichment

UI REACH students experience campus life with other University of Iowa students through participation in cultural and social events, student organizations, and sporting events. Students are encouraged to participate in recreational opportunities offered on the University campus to enjoy their current interests and explore new opportunities. The University of Iowa encourages students to apply their enhanced life and independent skills through real-world experiences.

Numerous activities and learning opportunities are offered and attendance at activities is expected of students. Training on skills needed to live and work independently, including healthy lifestyles, and safety, safety awareness, time management and self-advocacy, are emphasized throughout the program.

Students in the UI REACH Program must follow the expectations and policies outlined in the the University of Iowa Student Services Handbook, University Housing Guidebook, and UI REACH Program Handbook. UI REACH students will generally have the same consequences and follow the University of Iowa's disciplinary process.

Community Life

Developing community life skills enables our alumni to live with greater self-sufficiency and to contribute to their community through successful employment and leisure activities. Students gain self-confidence, interpersonal skills, knowledge of community resources, and an awareness of personal safety as they explore the city for work and leisure activities.

Annual Campus Security Report

The combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the UI Department of Public Safety’s website at  If you would like to receive a paper copy of this report, you may contact the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety at 808 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City, IA 52242, or by calling (319) 335-5022.  The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. It also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UI; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  This information is required by federal law.

UI REACH includes two key factors for success in career development:

  • Classroom Study – Core career education classes taught by UI REACH instructors
  • Experiential Learning - Job Shadows and Internships – Opportunities to build and practice the necessary skills and confidence to enhance career potential in inclusive work environments 

Year 1: Students focus on career exploration and expected workplace behaviors.

  • Opportunities to work in their chosen fields occur through internships on campus or in the community.
  • The focus for year 1 is on learning and using general skills needed to successfully enter the workplace. Basic communication, problem solving skills, job expectations and performance expectations are emphasized.
  • Activities to build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-advocacy are offered. Year 1 includes exploring job interests through tours, community business member panels, informational interviews, and job shadows.

Year 2: Students identify areas of work interest.

  • Opportunities to work in their chosen fields occur through internships in either volunteer or paid positions on campus or in the community.
  • Students learn how to job search, develop a resume, practice interview skills, network, and learn about work place expectations, policies, and benefits.
  • Students research job opportunities in their home communities.

Optional: Career Focus Area

To earn a career focus area students complete a 60 hour internship and a career seminar in that career focus area.

Career Seminars

Each spring semester, students take two career seminars.  Examples of career seminars include:

  • Education (childcare)
  • Skilled Trade
  • Information Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Business Support
  • Hospitality
  • Health Services
  • Human Services
  • Parks and Natural Resources
  • Retail and Marketing


Students participate in selected job shadowing and internship experiences. Every effort is made to match students’ strengths and interests to an appropriate internship. Internships may be limited by availability of sites. Possible internship areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult Care
  • Animal Care
  • Clerical
  • Child Care
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Landscaping/ Outdoor Work
  • Marketing/ Retail

Employment Advisory Council

An active Employment Advisory Council (EAC) comprised of volunteer employers and business people from Iowa meet regularly to offer guidance to the UI REACH Program regarding internships, curriculum, community awareness and marketing.

Post Program Collaboration

After program completion, alumni, their families, and employers have access to consultative services through UI REACH. These services will help alumni identify resources that will help them with career development and independent living.

EXTEND, is the family alumni association. The goal of the group is to keep families connected after their UI REACH experience through positive social networking.

Some Employers Partnering with UI REACH

The University of Iowa

  • Bookstore
  • Dining
  • Facilities Management and General Stores
  • Hawk Shop
  • Landscaping

Community Partnerships

  • City of Coralville Parks and Recreation
  • Handicare Child Care and Preschool
  • Hy-Vee
  • Iowa Cubs
  • Pathways Adult Day Health Center
  • Retail Stores (e.g., Target, Best Buy, & Olive Garden)
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Wellmark

About the UI REACH Experience

What population does the UI REACH Program serve?

UI REACH is a 2-year certificate program for individuals 18-25 years of age, with intellectual, cognitive and learning disabilities.

What is a typical day in the UI REACH Program?

Each student is responsible for setting an alarm early enough so they can appropriately dress, eat breakfast, organize for the day, and be on time for the first class or activity. Students get ready for morning classes and go to Burge Marketplace for breakfast with fellow students. After breakfast, there will be a few classes. In the afternoon, students have study tables, internships, and community life experiences. Students have time for leisure activities and dinner each day. On most evenings, there will be study tables or an event to attend.

On the weekends, the staff coordinates a variety of opportunities to help students get involved in the campus or community. Some of these include social outings, community service, leisure activities, and sports events. In the beginning of the year, UI REACH staff plan additional weekend programs to ensure students do not become bored and lonely. As the semester continues, students are encouraged to plan their own social gatherings and events as they learn more about the offerings on the campus and in the surrounding community.

Is there a curfew? How is it monitored?

Yes. Students need to be back in the residence hall by 11:00 PM on Sunday through Thursday and by 12:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Can I have a friend or family member visit me in my room?

Students can have guests in their room to visit, but guests who do not live in the building must leave before curfew. No overnight guests are allowed for students of the UI REACH Program. Residents are responsible for staying with their guests and monitoring the behavior of their guests at all times in the residence halls. All guests, including parents, need to be escorted by the student within the residence hall at all times.

Who is responsible for cleaning my room and hall?

Roommates are responsible for sharing the duties of cleaning their room. Cleaning tasks are assigned when students complete the roommate agreement. Bathrooms and other common areas are cleaned daily by housing staff, but students must clean up any messes they create.

What are Quiet and Courtesy Hours?

Conversation should be kept at a level that does not disturb the study and sleep of other residents. It is a student’s right and responsibility to approach noisy people to ask them to be quiet. When a student chooses not to cooperate, it is important to inform the Resident Assistant about the issue at the time it occurs.

Once on campus

What if my roommate and I do not get along?

Sharing a room with someone offers many opportunities for interesting experiences, fun, and maybe a life-long friendship. Any relationship requires respect, consideration, patience, and compromise. Good communication helps students have a successful living experience. If problems such as different schedules, habits, and lifestyles occur, the Resident Assistant and UI REACH advisor are trained to help students resolve these conflicts. It is important to talk about problems when they happen instead of writing a note or complaining to another student on the floor. The staff mediates conflicts in roommate situations and strives to reach a compromise with the individuals involved. At the beginning of each semester the Resident Assistant helps both roommates discuss issues such as anticipated normal bedtime, study habits, guests, cleaning the room, sharing belongings, and interests to set a good foundation for the relationship. A written agreement documents what the roommates agree to and may be amended at any point throughout the semester.

What should I do if I feel worried or scared?

Coming to college can be a difficult transition for many reasons. Most college students experience feelings of loneliness, homesickness, fear, or concern. You are not alone in this experience or these feelings.  It can be helpful to talk to someone about your concerns. You can talk to your parent/guardian, a roommate, a neighbor in your hall, your Resident Assistant, or a UI REACH advisor.

There may also be a time when you do not feel comfortable talking to the people listed above. The University of Iowa offers free Counseling Services to all students. You can contact them at (319) 335-7294 to schedule a same day appointment.

If you feel threatened by another person's comments or actions, discuss this with a hall or UI REACH staff member. If the threat is immediate, contact the University police.

What if I feel sick?

UI students may access UI Health Care 24/7 through their computer, tablet, or phone. UIeCare is available anywhere in Iowa with an internet connection and a webcam, and works with desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.  This new service is ideal for urgent – but non life-threatening – issues: minor injuries and illnesses that occur after hours, away from home, or when an office visit is just not convenient.

Start your virtual visit by going to You will be asked some routine questions about where you are and who you are, to make sure you are eligible for a virtual visit. You’ll also be asked for credit card information, but your card won’t be charged until your visit is complete.

When the initial screening is complete, there will be a brief wait while a provider is contacted, and then the virtual visit will begin.

How will I meet new people?

“I am nervous about moving away from my family because I don’t know anyone at The University of Iowa.”

This is a common statement made by most first-year college students, so it is important to remember that you are not alone on this journey.

We are excited to have you join the UI REACH experience and to create opportunities for you to meet students in your hall community and on campus. Talk to your roommate, a neighbor, or a RA to learn about common interests or to talk about similar concerns you may have about moving to college.

How do I receive and send mail?

Letters and packages are delivered to the hall front desk each day. If a package comes to the desk for you, a “package slip” is placed in your mailbox. Your room key opens your mail box. You need to present your Iowa One (University ID) Card to the front desk to pick up the package. Outgoing mail with proper postage can be left at the front desk to be picked up daily by the mail personnel.

Mail should be addressed as follows:
Student's Name
100 Stanley Hall, Room#___
Iowa City, IA 52242-1217

Do I have to carry my room key and student ID with me at all times?

Yes. With any security system, all residents play a major role to ensure their own safety. Each student is responsible for carrying their room key and Iowa One (University ID) Card at all times. Each roommate should lock the room door when they leave or are asleep. You need your University ID Card to eat in the dining halls and to do laundry. The card has private information and access to money in your account, so you should not loan it to anyone.

It costs $122.60 to replace the room key and $25.00 to replace the Iowa One card

What should I do if I get lost?

We recommend that you carry a campus map with you during your first semester at The University of Iowa so you can become familiar with places on campus.

If you are lost on campus and do not have a map, go to the nearest building and ask someone in an office to assist you in finding your class, hall, etc.

If you are lost in the community, go to the nearest business, school, store, or restaurant to ask an employee for directions. You may also ask a police officer or bus driver for directions to get to the place you are going.

You may call the UI REACH on-call phone.

You may program the residence hall address into your phone if you have that app (application).

Will I receive a grade for classes and internships?

Yes. You are graded on class participation, in-class assignments, and homework. You receive a grade for each internship. You must earn a passing grade to earn credit for each class and your internship. Students may be placed on academic probation or even dismissed from the Program if they do not attend classes or complete assignments satisfactorily.

Who should I contact if there is an emergency on campus?

There are “Code Blue Phones” around campus that connect you immediately to the University Police if you have an emergency. There are also police around campus in cars and on bikes to respond to emergency situations.

If something happens and there is not an officer nearby, go to the closest campus building and report the emergency to a staff member.

If it is a weather-related or fire emergency, you should follow the directions given by staff or instructors at the time of the emergency.

In case of an emergency, UI REACH students will be able to contact a UI REACH on-call staff member.

What happens if I miss class?

Class attendance and participation are key parts of the learning experience for the UI REACH Program. Students are responsible for attending classes, internships, and programs regularly. Attendance and participation are included in the grade for each course, so ongoing attendance concerns may affect a student’s grade, participation in the Program, and graduation from the program.

Also, UI REACH staff and instructors understand that sometimes students may have a prior commitment, for example, a doctor’s appointment that conflicts with their schedule. In this situation, please give the instructor advanced notice of your absence when possible. If you miss a class without notification, it is your responsibility to follow-up with the instructor to talk about make-up work and a due date.

What happens if I get in trouble by breaking a university or hall policy?

Students must follow The University of Iowa Code of Student Life, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and the Residence Hall Guidebook. These documents explain general rules and academic conduct policies. UI REACH staff may be involved in the disciplinary process and outcome decision. Typically, UI REACH students will follow the University of Iowa’s procedure identified for alleged violations of the Code of Student Life.

UI REACH students can be dismissed from The University of Iowa and the UI REACH Program. Violations of the Code of Life can result in sanctions including written warnings, probation, restitution and fines, exclusion from University facilities or activities, a no contact order, suspension, or expulsion. A student may also be removed from the residence halls if an infraction occurred or involved Residence Halls.

Costs and Scholarships

We advise applicants interested in seeking financial assistance to pursue potential sources of funding by contacting a local bank for student loan information, a guidance counselor to learn about local scholarships, or other service providers for funding information. Need-based scholarships may be available.

UI REACH Program Costs
Billed Expenses

Program costs and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. We anticipate the total cost for new students enrolling in the 2019-20 school year to be $29,420 for (Iowa) residents and $47,520 for non-residents. This includes the UI REACH Annual program fee, mandatory University of Iowa student fees and room and board including a 20-meals per week plan. In addition, UI REACH has a non-refundable application fee of $40 and an acceptance fee of $150. These are estimates only, and will not be finalized until summer 2019. For further cost information, please contact UI REACH.

2017-2018 (current costs for UI REACH)

Related Costs Iowa Residents Non-Residents (a)
UI REACH Program Fee/Tuition $16,140 $33,350
University Student Fees $1,479 $1,479
Room and 20-meals/week plan $10,640 $10,640
Other Estimated Expenses $600 $600
Estimated Total $28,859 $46,069
  1. UI REACH follows the University policy on classification for residency.

Paying UI REACH Fees

A non-refundable $40 application fee must be paid online or submitted with application materials.

A non-refundable $450 acceptance fee is due at the time of enrollment to confirm a student's place in the program. $300 of that amount will be applied as a credit to the student's U-Bill once the semester begins. The remaining $150 covers summer and fall orientation expenses.

Application processing and acceptance fees can be paid online using a credit card or by check, payable to UI REACH and sent to:

UI REACH: Realizing Educational and Career Hopes
S229 Lindquist Center
College of Education
Iowa City, IA 52242

Individual and corporate donations have been earmarked as scholarship funds for UI REACH students. Limited need-based scholarships are available for qualifying UI REACH students.

To apply for a needs-based UI REACH Scholarship, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will need to be completed and submitted to The University of Iowa prior to March 1 to be considered for the following academic year. Please note that UI REACH requires an earlier deadline than FAFSA. Please refer to the  UI REACH Specific FAFSA Instructions when completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA is available beginning on October 1st each year.

Completing the FAFSA online at is easy, secure, and fast. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 319-384-2127or the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID FREE.

Scholarship award decisions are made in late spring by the Scholarship Committee. Families will receive a decision letter by mail. This scholarship award is contingent on the student's successful completion of each semester. In the event that a UI REACH scholarship recipient is unable to complete a semester, he or she will need to repay the scholarship amount.

Financial Statement

As part of the enrollment process, applicants for UI REACH must submit evidence of adequate support to cover the costs of one full year of participation in UI REACH. Once the student is offered a place in the Program, the student’s admission cannot be finalized without proper certification of financial ability to provide support. This information is requested annually for continuation in the UI REACH Program.

Billing Information

At the beginning of each semester (in August and January), the student will receive an email notice that their electronic University Bill (U-Bill)  is ready to be viewed.  The U-Bill will reflect the total contracted charges, which include UI REACH Program fees, University fees, and room and board for the semester.

Payments should be sent directly to the University Billing Office. The first bill is available to view on the student's U-Bill account on August 1st with payment due on August 22nd. An updated U-Bill statement is available each month through the student's U-Bill account.

U-Bills can be accessed by parents via the MyUI system once a guest account is set-up. The UBill and MyUI Guest Account information is introduced during summer orientation.