Costs and Financial Aid

  • Receiving a high-quality graduate education at IUP is remarkably affordable. Considering the value of an IUP education, the return on your investment compared to other regional schools* is undeniable.

  • IUP Graduate Tuition Comparison, 2015–16*
    IUP (PA Resident) State-Related University Private College
    $ 470/credit $ 800+/credit $ 900+/credit

    Calculate Your Tuition and Fees

    To help you calculate your cost of attending IUP, check out these cost estimators that are updated with our current 2015–16 IUP graduate tuition numbers. (Note: Using the estimator your browser may lead to incorrect calculations. For best functionality, download the estimator and open in your Acrobat Reader.)

    While these tuition estimators give you an overview of your costs of attending graduate school at IUP, they are not exact calculators. For the specific tuition and fee information for your intended graduate program, visit the Bursar’s graduate tuition page.

    Understanding Your Graduate School Costs

    GradSense GradSense is an online resource (link opens in new tab/window) specifically designed to assist students like you in making more informed financial decisions as you plan your graduate education. You can use it to estimate the total cost of your degree, your living expenses, and much more.

    Your tuition and fees are calculated based on a variety of factors, ranging from your residency to the amount of credits you’re planning on taking during an academic year. Visit our Bursar’s page for a more detailed explanation. 

    Financial Aid

    Various forms of financial assistance are available through IUP’s Financial Aid Office, including educational loan programs like the Federal Stafford Loan and the Grad PLUS loan.

    Graduate assistantships are a form of financial assistance that includes tuition remission and a specific stipend, based on the type of assistantship awarded. Graduate assistantships are awarded to degree-seeking students on a selective, competitive basis.

    Information about IUP and external scholarships can be also be found online.

    Student employment is available to graduate students through the Federal Work Study Program or through University Employment. Job placement assistance is available for students via the Student Employment Center.     

    *Compared to the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Duquesne, and other regional universities outside of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.