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Highmark Healthcare Scholarship Deadline Extended for Students at All 14 State System Schools.

The deadline for the Highmark Healthcare Scholarship for Rising Juniors has been extended to August 12, 2016. Students pursuing a degree in computer science, information technology, or a healthcare field are invited to apply.

Posted on 7/15/2016 3:29:48 PM

Reminder: File Your 2016-17 FAFSA by April 15, 2016!

For maximum aid consideration, be sure to file your 2016-17 FAFSA by April 15, 2016!

Posted on 2/26/2016 1:26:01 PM

Important Information About PHEAA State Grants for Spring 2016

Pennsylvania State Grant awards through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) are funded under the Pennsylvania State budget. Because the 2016 fiscal year budget has not yet been passed by legislators, PHEAA State Grant awards cannot be finalized.

Posted on 1/29/2016 8:34:51 AM

2016–17 FAFSA Now Available

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2016–17 year. For maximum financial aid consideration, submit the FAFSA to IUP by April 15, 2016.

Posted on 1/12/2016 8:34:34 AM

New Income-Driven Repayment Plan Now Available for All Federal Direct Student Loan Borrowers

As of December 17, 2015, all borrowers with federal Direct student loans have access to a new repayment plan with monthly payments limited to 10 percent of your discretionary income.

Posted on 12/21/2015 10:18:02 AM

Financial Aid Office Closed Friday, November 20

The Office of Financial Aid will be closed on Friday, November 20, and it will reopen Monday, November 23.

Posted on 11/13/2015 10:50:04 AM

Be Sure to Create Your FSA ID for 2016–17

The FSA ID, implemented May 2015, has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN. The FSA ID will be used to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other loan documents. If you plan on filing a FAFSA for 2016–17, please create an FSA ID if you have not already to avoid any unnecessary processing delays.

Posted on 11/9/2015 2:36:09 PM

Important Information About PHEAA State Grants

Pennsylvania State Grant awards through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) are funded under the Pennsylvania state  budget. Because the 2016 fiscal year budget has not yet been passed by legislators, PHEAA State Grant awards cannot be finalized. 

Posted on 10/30/2015 2:29:58 PM

Enhancements to NSLDS MyStudentData Download Functionality

The National Student Loan Data System enhancement allows students to download their loan, grant, enrollment, overpayment, and program enrollment information from NSLDS into a machine-readable text file.

Posted on 10/28/2015 3:46:05 PM

Obama Announces Use of Prior-Prior Year Income on FAFSA

President Barack Obama announced that prior-prior year tax information will be used on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning with the 2017–18 school year.

Posted on 9/28/2015 2:57:01 PM

2015–16 FAFSA Filing Deadline is April 15

Be sure to file at the FAFSA website before that date to ensure maximum aid program consideration.

Posted on 3/16/2015 12:23:20 PM

Your Fall Academic Progress May Impact Future Finanical Aid

As the end of the fall semester is only a month away and registration for the spring semester has begun, it is important to make sure you are aware of the effect your academics have on your financial aid eligibility. If you are a financial aid recipient, please take the time to review the academic progress r

Posted on 11/12/2014 8:21:30 AM

Summer 2014 Federal Work Study

If you are currently employed through the Federal Work Study program and wish to work during the summer, you must complete a Summer Federal Work Study Application. Forms are available at the Financial Aid Office customer service counter in the lobby of Clark Hall.

Posted on 4/3/2014 10:31:02 AM

Military Resource Center Director Candidate Presentations Scheduled

Military Resource Center Director Candidate Presentations Scheduled

Posted on 2/24/2014 8:32:01 AM

President Obama Signs Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation into Law

President Obama signed into law a new method for setting federal education loan interest rates that will fluctuate with the markets, keeping them low for this year. Undergraduate subsidized and unsubsidized loans are 3.86 percent. Graduate unsubsidized direct loans are 5.41 percent. PLUS loans (both Graduate P

Posted on 8/12/2013 9:01:53 AM

New Director of Financial Aid: Stacy Hopkins

The Financial Aid Office at IUP announces that, after a national search, Stacy Hopkins has been appointed the new director of Financial Aid. Stacy brings to her position 10 years of financial aid experience, including five years experience as an assistant director of Financial Aid at IUP, as well as extensive exp

Posted on 3/7/2013 10:20:30 AM

Important Policy Change for State Grants and Online Classes

Beginning in Fall 2012, there is a new PHEAA-mandated Classroom Instruction Policy which requires IUP to monitor the percentage of coursework a student takes online on a term-by-term basis. A student may receive a state grant award for a term as long as he or she takes at least 50 percent of their credits for that

Posted on 7/25/2012 8:28:32 AM

Top Students May Qualify for Sutton Scholarships

Undergraduate students who enter IUP in the Fall of 2013 and meet academic qualifications may be considered for a new scholarship program. Administered by the Admissions Office , the Sutton Scholars program recognizes academic achievement and awards funding scholarships that may be renewed for up to four years for

Posted on 6/11/2012 4:28:43 PM

Change in Summer Financial Aid Awarding Policies

There will no longer be a general Summer Financial Aid Application for Summer 2012 as there has been in prior years. If you are taking classes during Summer 2012 and need financial aid assistance, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or the Service Counter located in the Clark Hall lobby for more informa

Posted on 3/1/2012 9:20:50 AM

Veteran Student Liaison Joins Office of Veterans Affairs

The IUP Veteran Student Liaison, previously located in 107 Pratt Hall, has joined the Office of Veterans Affairs in Clark Hall in order to provide services to veteran students at one campus location. The Office of Veterans Affairs, in 126 Clark Hall, will now provide a full range of individual consultations for vet

Posted on 11/15/2011 11:39:06 AM

Office of Veterans Affairs Salutes IUP Veteran Students

There are over 350 veteran students currently enrolled at IUP that have contributed to our nation’s freedoms. The contributions and sacrifices of these men and women, who served our country during the Civil War and both World Wars and during the more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, have been vital in main

Posted on 11/8/2011 9:56:33 AM

PHEAA State Grant Application Now Available for Summer 2011

The Summer 2011 PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) State Grant application is now available online . The Summer State Grant program allows eligible students attending summer courses to receive a state grant award for the Summer term. The PHEAA grant is limited to first-baccalaureate-degree

Posted on 3/15/2011 1:19:34 PM

2011 Summer Financial Aid Applications Now Available

Financial aid applications for Summer 2011 are now available online and at the Clark Hall service desk. Office of Financial Aid

Posted on 3/14/2011 2:15:49 PM

Tax Credit for Students and Their Families

A tax credit of up to $2,500 may be available to students and their families when filing their 2010 federal tax return. Please review important facts to determine your eligibility for the American Opportunity Tax Credit , a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act recently extended through 2012. More

Posted on 2/18/2011 9:17:25 AM

Join Financial Aid on Facebook

Get the latest updates from the Office of Financial Aid on its Facebook page!

Posted on 2/11/2011 11:09:27 AM

Freshman Financial Aid Award Letters for Fall 2011

Freshman that are coming in Fall 2011 can expect to receive their Financial Aid Award letters at their home address beginning mid-March 2011. All other upperclassmen can expect to find their 2011–2012 financial aid awards beginning mid-June by logging into their URSA account. Office of Financial Aid

Posted on 2/4/2011 9:05:05 AM

Studying Abroad? This Video May Help Answer Questions

Find out answers to frequently asked questions about studying abroad by watching this video.

Posted on 1/28/2011 9:39:26 AM

It’s Time to File the FAFSA for 2011

Submit your 2011–2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than April 15, 2011, for maximum financial aid consideration for the 2011–2012 academic year. Office of Financial Aid

Posted on 1/24/2011 8:28:37 AM

Office of Financial Aid Has Facebook Page

Stay up to date on financial aid policies, procedures, and deadlines by becoming a fan of the IUP Financial Aid Facebook page.

Posted on 1/13/2011 9:21:15 AM

IUP Cohort Default Rate Below National, Pennsylvania Average

The fiscal year 2008 official Cohort Default Rates (CDR) were released from the U.S. Department of Education on September 13, 2010. A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on particular Federal Family Education Loan Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program l

Posted on 9/17/2010 10:03:21 AM

Destefano Gives Keynote for President’s Commission on the Status of Women Conference

The keynote address at the third annual President’s Commission on the Status of Women at IUP conference, held on May 19, 2010, at the Hadley Union Building, was given by Alisa DeStefano, associate director of Financial Aid here at IUP. Mrs. DeStefano’s remarks were titled “I’m Too Busy to Rest; Subtitled: Ladie

Posted on 5/24/2010 11:00:06 AM

Transition to Direct Loan Program Coming in Summer 2010

Federal legislation is pending that, if passed as written, would require all schools in the U.S. to participate in the William D. Ford Direct Loan (DL) program, which utilizes the federal government as the lender to fund federal student loans. The effective date currently written into the legislation is July 1, 201

Posted on 3/11/2010 9:10:27 AM

It’s Time to File the FAFSA

It’s that time of year again...time to file the 2010–2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for next academic year! The FAFSA should be submitted no later than the priority filing date of April 15, 2010, for maximum financial aid consideration for the 2010–2011 academic year. The FAFSA may be compl

Posted on 1/6/2010 3:21:34 PM

Winter Session: Potential Financial Aid Opportunities

Students attending the Winter Session may potentially be eligible for additional financial aid funding to assist with Winter Session— Distance Education  costs if enrolled in the subsequent Spring semester at IUP. Find more information on the Financial Aid office website:  Winter Session .

Posted on 12/17/2009 10:27:18 AM

Financial Aid Office Announces New Hours

Effective August 15, 2009, the  Financial Aid Office  will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Posted on 8/4/2009 10:19:41 AM

Are You Attending Classes? Confirm Your Attendance!

Failure to confirm your attendance with the Bursar's Office will prohibit aid or loans from disbursing to your account. See this important notice from the Financial Aid Office.

Posted on 4/29/2008 8:41:35 AM

2008 Summer Financial Aid Applications Now Available

Financial Aid Applications for Summer 2008 are now available for submission. 

Posted on 3/5/2008 8:39:36 AM

Important Notice About Loans

The Financial Aid Office has been notified by AES/PHEAA that the organization will temporarily suspend approving new student loans with AES/PHEAA as the lender for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.  This includes Stafford, PLUS, and GradPLUS loans. 

Posted on 3/3/2008 9:29:17 PM

Student Aid and Identity Theft

The Financial Aid Office provides advice for safeguarding your personal information.

Posted on 2/15/2008 4:23:04 PM

Fast Facts About Financial Aid

A short summary of what you need to know and where to find the information needed about Costs and Financial Aid at IUP.

Posted on 11/12/2007 10:31:46 AM

Deadline for 2008-2009 FAFSA Coming Soon

From the Financial Aid Office: Students who desire maximum consideration for financial aid should submit the FAFSA before April 15.

Posted on 11/12/2007 10:24:56 AM

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