News & Announcements

Important updates and annoucements from the Iowa College Foundation, as well as our donors and member schools.

Aureon in West Des Moines gives $500

Nov 30, 2020

Jack Kapustka, account manager of communications for Aureon in West Des Moines, gives $500 to the Iowa College Foundation to support independent higher education in Iowa. 

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IWU and SCC announce the creation of Southeast Iowa Higher Education Alliance

Nov 29, 2020

Iowa Wesleyan University and Southeastern Community College have voted to approve the creation of the Southeast Iowa Higher Education Alliance (SIHEA). This educational model between private and public institutio Read More

Drake’s actuarial school receives renewed CAE designation

Nov 29, 2020

Drake University has again been awarded the prestigious Center of Actuarial Excellence designation by the Society of Actuaries, signifying that its School of Actuarial Science & Risk Management is among a small number of programs acc Read More

Grinnell College to replace loans with scholarships for all aid packages

Nov 26, 2020

Grinnell College announced that it will eliminate student loans in students’ financial aid packages as part of a “no-loan initiative” endorsed by the college’s board of trustees. In a press release, the college said the change is a response to the finan Read More

Simpson College raises $30.6M in fundraising campaign

Oct 30, 2020

Simpson College in Indianola announced the conclusion of its comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Imagine the Impact." The campaign, which surpassed $30.6 million in total giving, has positioned the college to m Read More

Drake launches new two-degree program

Sep 15, 2020

Drake University officials announced on Sept. 1 the founding of a new two-year college - the John Dee Bright College at Drake University. It's the first new college to launch at Drake in more than 70 years, with an approach that Drake leaders say will rei Read More

Drake University Law School to offer spring enrollment for first time

Aug 10, 2020

For the first time in its 155-year history, Drake Law School is offering a spring enrollment option, a choice no other law school in Iowa—and few in the country—offers. Incoming Drake Law students will have the option of beginning law school in January 2021, rat Read More

Wartburg College offering tuition-free fifth year to current students

Aug 10, 2020

A private college in northeast Iowa is offering its current students an extra year at no tuition cost in the wake of disruptions caused by the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Wartburg College President Darrel Colson made the announcement on Monday about th Read More