Office of Financial Aid

  • If you’re like most of our students, financial aid means a lot to you and your family. You’re counting on it. You need it to make the jump into a college education. You need it to back you up, so you can earn your degree.

    We know how important it is for you, and we’re here to help. We’re experts. We handle financial aid for thousands of students every year, and we can help you. We work with other campus departments and responsibly handle the funds entrusted to the university. We’ll walk you through the steps, untangling the process. Just email us your questions or give us a call. We can also arrange to talk in our office. It’s all about helping you understand what you need to do so you can reach your goals.

  • What You Need to Know Day One—So You Don’t Lose Your Financial Aid

    Because we care about things going smoothly for you, we want you to be aware—from day one—of some important financial aid problems to avoid.

  • IUP Scholarship Information

    When you apply for financial aid and scholarships, you invest in your education. You invest In yourself and what you want to achieve.

    New and continuing IUP students can search and apply for university scholarships by completing the IUP General Scholarship Application.

  • Financial Aid Starting Point: File Your FAFSA

    The FAFSA is the main financial aid form. You need to do it each year you are seeking financial aid. It’s the form the government uses to determine how much federal or state (if you’re a Pennsylvania resident) grant, loan, or work study money you’re eligible for. Start the process by following the steps we outline.

    For the 2019–20 academic year, you can begin filing October 1, 2018, using 2017 tax year information. Watch the video below for more information on the FAFSA process.

  • The 2019–20 FAFSA
    Is Now Available!

  • Contact Us!

    • Call: It’s the fastest way to reach us. Phone 724-357-2218.
    • Email us at financial-aid@iup.edu. We’ll respond as soon as we can, but please allow one to three days.
    • Service Counter: No appointments necessary! Visit us at our service counter on the first floor of Clark Hall.
  • Giving Someone (Like a Parent) Permission to Talk About Your Financial Aid

    To protect your information, anyone calling on your behalf must be identified as “permitted to obtain financial record information” on the Student Authorization Record on MyIUP. If you want to give someone permission for these records, you can go to MyIUP (see Personal Info, Student Information, Record Release Authorization) to list the person. They will need to know the security keyword and phrase that you set up with permissions. Thank you for helping us comply with federal privacy regulations.

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