By choosing IUP, you’re investing in your future at a university that is an excellent educational value.
We want your college education to be an affordable first step toward your professional future. Follow the directions below, and you may be surprised at how much financial aid is available to help you pay for college.
We're here for you.
Remember that you are always welcome to contact our Financial Aid Office at either
firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-357-2218 with any questions you may have regarding your financial aid application or eligibility.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine how much money you will receive from several major kinds of financial aid. Submitting this form is the most important step to getting financial aid for college. Please see
How to File Your FAFSA on our website.
If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you should also apply for consideration for a state grant from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). You can link to PHEAA immediately after finishing your FAFSA to complete the state grant application.
It’s a good idea to learn more about the different types of financial aid that are available and the options students have to make college affordable. For detailed information, see
loans. You may also want to look into summer employment, learn about
campus work-study jobs, and apply for
additional scholarships beyond the
IUP scholarships you are automatically considered for when you apply to IUP.
Beginning in March (for fall students), our Financial Aid staff will send you information on how much money you are eligible to receive from some of the main sources of financial aid. Several
financial options are available to handle those costs that may not be covered by your financial aid. Remember, we’re here to help you by e-mail or phone if you have questions.
Complete all of the paperwork needed for each source of your college funding. If you are interested in participating in the federal Direct Loan program, go to
StudentLoans.gov and complete your Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note. Watch your e-mail and mailbox for any steps you may still have to do, such as verifying something on your FAFSA form.
Your letter will list the type and amount of grant, loan, or work study money you can get each semester from the federal or state government. Here is a video explaining these types of financial aid. Start checking your mailbox for your award letter in late January.