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Local Travel and Business Information

Cities of Cedar Falls & Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Airport - Waterloo Regional Airport is located in Waterloo 6 miles from UNI.

The Eastern Iowa Airport - The Eastern Iowa Airport is located in Cedar Rapids Airport 70 miles from UNI.

Living Arrangements - On and off campus.

Transportation in Cedar Falls/Waterloo

Iowa Driver’s License - If interested, you may obtain an Iowa Driver’s License.

Financial Information Banking

Taxation of Stipends and/or Inkind - Financial compensations from UNI may be taxed by the US Treasury. Additional information is available from the UNI Office of Business Operations.

Mailing and Shipping


  • Crossroads Mall, Waterloo - Featuring Sears, Bath & Body Works, Kay Jewelers, Claire's and several specialty shops.  It also has a carousel and a movie theater.
  • College Square Mall, Cedar Falls -  Home to the area’s only Von Maur department store.  UniversiTees, American Eagle Outfitters, Younkers, and Victoria's Secret are among the other stores.  There is also a movie theater.
  • Hy-Vee Food Store, Cedar Falls - HyVee offers fresh produce and meat, bakery, flower shop, pharmacy and a nice restaurant.

Information Technology Services - For assistance with internet, phone and video connections on campus. 

Cellular and Wireless Phone Providers  

Social Security Administration - The US government requires a 9-digit identification number (Social Security Number-SSN) for all financial transactions. Application for the SSN should occur between the 2nd and 3rd week after arrival, and the SSN card will arrive within 2 to 12 weeks of application.