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Aid Application Process Checklist
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The Aid Application Process Checklist
IUP Code: 003277
Applying for Financial Aid:
You will need to create an
to sign and submit your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parent(s) will need to create a separate FSA ID.
Submit a completed
beginning October 1. File early for maximum aid consideration. The FAFSA also serves (for Pennsylvania residents) as a PHEAA grant application, so you’ll also meet the PHEAA deadline of May 1.
Double-check: Is your Social Security number correct on the form?
. Scholarships are not offered via the FAFSA.
Respond promptly to any request for
of the information on your FAFSA. Otherwise, your financial aid won’t be processed.
Check your financial aid status regularly in your
account: You'll see requests for verification or further information, and your aid award will be displayed when it’s available.
Once You're Awarded:
Complete all outstanding
Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling
requirements for any Federal Direct Stafford Loans you’ve been awarded.
If your parents want to be considered for a loan, have your parent apply for a
Federal Direct PLUS Loan
every year. Make sure your parent borrower also completes the
if they are credit approved.
You can also review
alternative loans on ELM Select
if needed, and complete applications.
Are you a grad student? You may apply for a
Graduate PLUS Loan
if you need additional funds.
Keep your mailing address up-to-date in your
account, and check your
IUP e-mail account
regularly, so you don’t miss important notifications.
Financial Aid Office
200 Clark Hall
1090 South Drive
Service Counter Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.