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Costs, Financial Aid, and Scholarships


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We encourage you to compare IUP to other schools. You'll find few that can match us in:   

  • Majors: About 135 majors, covering some of the hottest professional fields today.
  • Hands-on learning: IUP professors are authorities in their fields and well known for their active involvement in students’ academic success.
  • Campus living: Some of the newest suite-style residence halls in the United States built since 2000.
  • Student activities: With over 200 student organizations, IUP is ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic in student activities.

Add it all up, and you’ll see that IUP is a tremendous return on your educational investment. 

Tuition/Room/Board: One Year

Pennsylvania Residents
Total Cost $20,386
Tuition and fees $9,470
Room and board* $10,916

Out-of-State Residents
Total Cost $31,881
Tuition and fees $20,965
Room and board* $10,916

Out-of-State Residents with Discount†
Total Cost $26,425
Tuition and fees $15,509
Room and board* $10,916

*Room and board amounts are based on a two-person shared semi-suite and the most popular meal plan (14 meals/week and $300 Flex). Amounts vary the variety of other housing and meal plan options available. You should check the Bursar’s Office for exact amounts.

†New students who live in the states of Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia automatically qualify for an out-of-state-resident discount. New students from other states and transfer students qualify for this discount with a cumulative B average.

Financial Aid

All students who seek financial aid must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Our Financial Aid Office can answer your questions about the FAFSA, as well as grants, work study jobs, loans, and scholarships as you look for ways to make college affordable.

In 2013, over 83 percent of students received financial assistance, and we’ll do our best to help you.


Admissions Office Scholarships for Incoming Students:

  • Sutton Scholars: $2,000 scholarship with possibility of renewal for four years for in-state residents based on outstanding academic qualifications and an interview.
  • Promising Scholars: From $1,000 to full tuition for minority students in the region based on outstanding academic credentials, financial need, and an interview.

To get first consideration for these scholarships, apply to IUP by October 31 for admission the following fall.

More Scholarship Opportunities:

To help our students, we’ve brought together a long list of scholarships available at IUP and some links to places you can search for more. Incoming students are automatically considered for general IUP scholarships based on academic and demographic information. Some of these can cover full tuition. We also offer a wide assortment of other scholarships, such as those for the Honors College and Fine Arts.

Alex Hilditch Loves IUP

Why I Love IUP

“I absolutely love the pre-law program. My professors are always available to answer my questions. The campus is beautiful. I’m 100 percent happy here. For the price, you really can’t beat it.”

Alexandra Hilditch, Class of 2014

Why I Love IUP: Student Stories

  • Admissions Office
  • Sutton Hall, Suite 120
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: (724) 357-2230
  • Fax: (724) 357-6281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.