CLAS students, 

Welcome back! We hope you are ready to tackle the spring semester and that the resources in this newsletter will help set you up for a fulfilling semester. 

Please reach out to CLAS Undergraduate Programs if and when you need us. We'll help you solve academic problems, explore majors and courses, and graduate.  

Student resources

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FAFSA is now available

After a delay, the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available. Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible to receive maximum consideration for financial aid. The changes to the form include a more streamlined application process and expanded eligibility for federal student aid. 


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Apply for scholarships

Did you know the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supports more than 80 scholarships through its annual scholarship competition? For the 2024-2025 academic year, CLAS will award almost $1 million in undergraduate scholarships. Apply by the deadline on Sunday, Jan. 21. 

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How to set yourself up for success this semester

As classes begin again, challenge yourself to think about your mindset, your study habits, and how you spend your time. A new semester is a great opportunity for a fresh start—check out this advice from Learning at Iowa. 

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Three tips for finalizing your schedule

If you need to make adjustments to your schedule, your academic advisor is here to help. Check out these tips and frequently asked questions about the timing and the best way to make changes. 
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Save these dates and deadlines

Stay on top of important dates and deadlines. Missing them can impact your ability to drop courses, your U-Bill, financial aid, or graduation status. Mark your calendar now!

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How to enroll in student health insurance

Navigating the insurance world can be confusing. The university offers an informational page on student insurance. Enrollment is open now through Feb. 19. Preventative services are completely covered and in-network mental health visits are $0. 


Student experiences

Students participating in a past Dance Marathon, dancing and singing

Advice for getting involved on campus

From clubs to groups, there's something for everyone at Iowa. Students involved in the Bijou Film Board, Dance Marathon, and UI Student Government share why they joined their organizations, what they enjoy most, and why you should find an extracurricular activity, too! 

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Thinking about your next job or internship?

The career center on campus is available to help! Check out these fantastic career events happening this spring—in addition to resources that are available to you at any time. 

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Meet the college's new therapy dog

Drax is a newly certified therapy dog for the therapeutic recreation and child life programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He serves a role both in and out of the classroom. 
Students helping produce ESPN's First Take from Adler on campus

Students help broadcast ESPN's "First Take"

Students studying journalism and mass communication helped produce a popular ESPN show when Stephen A. Smith came to campus. 

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