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Students who have a completed a Free
Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) are reviewed for financial aid eligibility.
for Direct Loans are determined by the student's grade level and
eligibility from need and budget limits. Pell EFC determines Pell
FSEOG is awarded to students who demonstrate extreme financial
need. Students who are
interested in working
Federal Work-Study positions must show financial need.
An academic year at IUP for credit-hour programs is composed of a minimum of 30 weeks of instruction in which a full-time student enrolls for at least 24 credit hours. For clock-hour programs, it is composed of a minimum of 26 weeks of instruction in which a full-time student enrolls for at least 900 clock hours. These standards are used in determining eligibility for federal student aid and for loan proration.
Some scholarships, loans, and student employment programs may require additional qualifications.
A past drug conviction may or may not affect aid eligibility. Applicants should still file a FAFSA.
For most financial aid, you have to be enrolled at IUP at least half-time. This means the credit load you're carrying each semester affects whether you get aid or not.
Enrollment status by number of credits
How dropping or withdrawing from courses or a semester affects your aid eligibility
Withdrawal refund policy
The Financial Aid Office selects a number of applicants to submit copies of federal income tax forms and other documentation. You’ll be notified in writing if this documentation is required. Respond promptly to verification requests. Financial aid will not pay to student accounts until verification has been completed.
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