Family Services

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Welcome to the University of Iowa Family Services. As a member of the UI community, we strive to support you through all stages of your employment journey, whether you recently welcomed a new child, are caring for aging parents, or are a student-parent in need of child care resources.

We want to create a community where faculty, staff, and students can flourish and count on support when and where they need it most.

Financial Well-Being

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The University of Iowa partners with the Horizons Financial Wellness Center to provide employees resources and assistance on topics such as housing, budgeting and cash flow, credit, debt management, savings, and student loan repayments. UI employees can meet with a Horizons financial expert for up to three one-on-one financial coaching sessions at no cost.

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Horizons offers UI employees these services:

  • Up to three one-on-one coaching sessions with a financial expert to discuss money management concerns. 
  • A wide variety of classes and support through their programs, many at reduced fees or free.  
  • An email support program. Email to get assistance with your financial plan and connect to local resources. 
  • Information on student loan repayment and student loan forgiveness.

Contact Horizons at: or 319-398-3943.

Learn more about our financial well-being programs and services

Upcoming Events

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BUILD: A Closer Look at Race in the US

Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this session, participants will discuss and define race and the levels of racism and review research on how racism is perpetuated in today's society. We will also explore how our experience(s) influence our perceptions of others and develop strategies to support racial healing and racial equity.
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LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase I

Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This session introduces basic LGBTQ terms and concepts, helps participants develop an appreciation for the experiences of the LGBTQ people, and brings an overall awareness of LGBTQ issues. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they can create a more inclusive environment and will be prepared to provide resources to LGBTQ people. Note: Individuals who complete or have completed LGBTQ Safe Zone workshops may obtain credit towards the Building University of Iowa Leadership for...
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BUILD: Beyond the Numbers

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
This introductory workshop will provide a framework for understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the university. Participants will explore and reflect on the role of identity in our personal and professional experiences. This session will also outline relevant resources and opportunities on campus. As part of the BUILD initiative, this session should be taken first.