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Wellness Fee Information

At the Center for Health and Well-Being, we specialize in college health. That means the services are not limited to traditional models of health care that have emphasized the treatment of an individual’s illness. We also work to ensure a healthy campus community.

It’s important and expected that IUP will provide support, services, and programs that affect not only individual students’ health, but the broader campus community as well.  That’s why we address prevention and early intervention of concerns like sexual violence, alcohol and other drug use, stress, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. While not every student may be affected, most will be indirectly impacted by the consequences of such problems.

The fees also support the university work needed to meet state and federal regulations related to college health concerns that may be required of the university. This is important because doing so can impact state and national standing of the university programs.

Wellness Fee (Full-time Undergraduate Students or Any Student Living in On-campus Housing)

This is a mandatory fee of $182 paid by all Indiana campus full-time undergraduate students or any student living on campus. It is charged in the fall and spring semesters. It is used to provide services and programs that promote the well-being of students. The fee supports the services of the Center for Health and Well-Being, Disability Services, and Sports Medicine. The Center for Health and Well-Being services include:

Students who pay this fee have full access to all the services offered through the Center for Health and Well-Being. Students from other campuses may choose to pay this fee and receive care on the Indiana campus.

At times, additional charges may be necessary. Any additional charges will be billed to the student account. The Center for Health and Well-Being accepts no payments on-site.

  • Some services offered in the Health Service may have additional costs. Visit the IUP Health Service for a listing of these charges. Medicines are not included in any wellness fee.
  • Some services provided by Recreation also have a fee.
  • Services offered as a sanction for violating the university’s alcohol or drug policy require an additional fee.

Reduced Wellness Fee

Eligibility Requirements for Reduction of Wellness Fee (Full-time Undergraduate Students Only):

Fee reduction: Request to reduce the Wellness Fee ($182) for full-time undergraduate students to the Student Welfare and Safety Fee ($46):

  • The student’s commute from his/her primary residence to the Indiana campus is 50 miles or more.
  • The student is commuting at least 25 miles one way from the Indiana campus to a full-time academic assignment. No classes scheduled for the Indiana campus.

Students must apply each semester that they feel they may be eligible for the reduced Wellness Fee. There are currently no automatic fees assessed for summer; therefore, no waivers are needed for summer. Reduced fee requests and refunds are not possible beyond the current and immediately preceding semester. See IUP’s policy regarding fees and refunds.

The reduced fee request form is available online through MyIUP. Follow this procedure to complete the form:

  1. If you are requesting a waiver based on distance from campus, please use MapQuest to verify eligibility. If you do not meet the mileage requirement, the fee will not be reduced.
  2. Go to the URSA website.
  3. Log in to secure area using your Banner ID and PIN.
  4. Select “Student Services.”
  5. Select “Billing and Fee Information.”
  6. Check to see if you’ve been billed for Wellness Fee.
  7. If billed, select “Request for Reduced Fee or Full Wellness Fee Waiver.”
  8. Complete request form.
  9. Your request is transmitted electronically to the Center for Health and Well-Being for review.
  10. You will receive an e-mail with the outcome of your request. Waiver requests will not be processed until after the drop/add period has ended.
  11. Do not postpone paying your bill. If your request is approved after you pay your bill, you will receive a refund.

What if I am not a student on the Indiana campus?

If you attend all of your classes on another campus, you will not be charged this fee. If you want to use the services offered at the Center for Health and Well-Being’s Health Service or Counseling Center, you can call 724 357-1358 or e-mail chw-b@iup.edu to learn more about related costs.

What if I want to purchase health insurance through Consolidated Health Insurance?

Eligibility for the student Consolidated Health Insurance plan requires that a student be an enrolled graduate student (one or more credits) or an enrolled undergraduate student (six or more credits), and must pay the Wellness Fee.

Student Welfare and Safety Fee

This fee of $46 is mandatory for all part-time undergraduate and all graduate students. The fee supports the students’ self-care and the general health and safety of the campus community.

Self-care services include the following:

  • Use of the Self-Care Cold Center
  • Annual flu shots
  • Van transportation to health care appointments within three miles of the Indiana campus
  • Access to programs and services provided by Health AWAREness; the Haven Project; the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Recreation; and the Nutrition Connection
  • Citizens Ambulance transportation to Indiana Regional Medical Center at no direct cost to you. Personal insurance will be billed if available. However, students will not be required to pay non-covered charges.
  • Limited individual counseling sessions or group counseling sessions at the Counseling Center. Students enrolled in summer classes may seek services at the Health Service

Can I waive this fee?

No. All students enrolled through the Indiana campus must pay one of these fees. Because this fee supports many services that benefit the entire campus, this fee cannot be waived.    

  • Center for Health and Well-Being
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    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-9355
  • Front Office
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.