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$7,716

flat tuition rate per year in 2022-23 for PA students

$483

tuition per credit in 2022-23 for out-of-state students

$15+ million

in scholarships awarded in 2021-22

Affordability: An IUP Priority

The most common reason students shy away from going to college is the cost. At IUP, we’re committed to making an education not just affordable, but also a great value. You’ll get a world-class education with cost that stack up well to anyone in Pennsylvania:

IUP (PA Residents) IUP (Out-of-State Residents) Other PA High-Research Universities† PA Private Colleges‡
Tuition (Per Year) $7,726 $13,890 $42,428 $35,487
Fees (Per Year) $3,574 $4,999 $1,671 $1,068
Room and Board (Per Year) $10,920* $10,920* $15,101 $13,455
Total $22,210 $29,809 $59,209 $50,011

* Including a $1,000 housing scholarship ($500 per semester) for students living on campus in suite-style housing for 2023-24.
† Based on an average of recent data provided by the five other schools that share IUP's High Research Activity designation.
‡ Based on the average of all private, four-year schools in Pennsylvania that have published this information.

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Estimate Tuition and Fees

Estimate your cost to attend IUP, including tuition, fees, and room and board. Use this tool to estimate your costs for an upcoming semester. This is an estimate, not an official bill. Costs and fees are subject to change.

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IUP Admissions Scholarships

When applying to IUP, you're automatically considered for one of our four-year renewable scholarships—no additional application required.

The award amounts are determined based on a combination of your high school GPA and SAT/ACT score if you have one. (Remember, an SAT/ACT score isn't required for admission or to be eligible for IUP scholarships, so no worries if you haven't taken them yet.)

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Crimson Scholars Circle

The Crimson Scholars Circle at IUP is designed to help you get ahead. Build relationships, gather information, and get the resources you need, along with a $1,000 scholarship.

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National Achievement Scholarships

Our Undergraduate Research office can help you apply for national merit scholarships, like Fulbright and Goldwater scholarships. We're here to give our students the most competitive preparation possible—a resource you won't often find at state colleges and universities.

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Promising Scholars Program

This competitive scholarship program for Pennsylvania students blends financial support with academic and professional development. Scholarships awarded range from $2,000 to full tuition and are renewable for up to four years.

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Honors College Scholarships

All students admitted into the Cook Honors College earn four-year, renewable scholarships.

Apply for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your first step for financial aid. It’s used to decide if you qualify for federal grants, loans, and work-study jobs. It also gets you consideration for IUP’s need-based grants and scholarships. 

The FAFSA is open for the 2023-24 year. You can fill out the form at studentaid.gov. It’s best to submit as early as possible. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you’ll be directed to the PA state financial aid application after completing the FAFSA. 

Make sure to include IUP’s code: 003277.

Contact the Financial Aid Office if you need any help or have any questions.