Dining and Other Costs

  • Meal Plan

    Student getting a meal at Foster Dining Hall Students living in IUP residence halls are required to purchase one of five meal plans. Students living off campus who want a meal plan can choose from six meal plans. Students living off campus are not required to purchase a meal plan. Meal plans are selected through the student’s IUP computer account. 

    Please be advised that there is always an adjustment period to the food and beverages in a new country or culture. The campus dining personnel will work with students who have special dietary requirements. No exceptions to or alterations of the meal plan contract will be allowed. 

    Students in Foster Dining Hall Meal plans begin for all IUP students, domestic as well as international, with lunch/dinner on the weekend before classes. Students should be prepared to pay for meals off campus prior to that date. Please refer all dining questions to IUP-dining@iup.edu

    Health Insurance

    We strongly recommended that all students have health insurance, because health costs in the United States are very high. While IUP does not currently require health insurance, the US government does require that all exchange students (J visa) have health insurance. Learn more about the federal guidelines, short-term health insurance, and the immunization documentation that IUP does require under Health Insurance in the Office of International Education Admitted Student section.