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FAFSA Support Available

The Pennsylvania Department of Education and UAspire have partnered to provide students with assistance in completing or correcting their FAFSA application.

PA State Grant Submission Deadline Extended

The submission deadline for the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), with relation to the PA State Grant Program, has been extended to June 1, 2024.

Making Corrections to Your 2024–25 FAFSA

If you need to make corrections to your FAFSA application, those corrections can be made once your FAFSA is processed.

2024–25 FAFSA Available

The 2024–25 FAFSA is now available. IUP will begin to receive FAFSA data in late March 2024. This means that we will not be able to confirm that we’ve received your FAFSA until then. We anticipate beginning to send offer letters to new students in early May 2024 and to returning students in late June 2024. 

2024–25 FAFSA Delayed Until December 2023

The 2024–25 FAFSA will be delayed until December 2023 due to changes the US Department of Education is implementing to make the application more streamlined for students and families. 

2023–24 FAFSA Deadline Approaching

Be sure to complete your 2023–24 FAFSA application by May 1, 2023, for maximum aid consideration.

Food Assistance for College Students

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, which is set to expire on May 11, 2023, the federal government has expanded access to college students to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Fostering Success Workshops

Please join a financial professional to discuss tax preparation and loan repayment.

Financial Aid Awareness Month

Did you know that you can file your upcoming academic year (2023–24) FAFSA now? If you are a Pennsylvania resident, the deadline to file is May 1, 2023, to be considered for Pennsylvania state grant eligibility.

2023–24 FAFSA Available October 1

The 2023–24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for financial aid for fall 2023 is available as of October 1.

Biden-Harris Student Loan Debt Relief Plan

President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the US Department of Education have announced a three-part plan to help working and middle-class federal student loan borrowers transition back to regular payment as pandemic-related support expires. This plan includes loan forgiveness of up to $20,000.

PA Student Loan Relief for Nurses Program

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is excited to announce the administration of the PA Student Loan Relief for Nurses (SLRN) Program.

2022-23 FAFSA Application Available Now for Financial Aid

Today is the first day students can complete the 2022–23 FAFSA application. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool makes entering tax information very easy.

New Information Regarding SNAP Benefits for Students

Students seeking to enroll in the temporarily expanded SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) should apply in the state in which they are currently living and attending school. There is no minimum amount of time that someone must live in a state in order to apply for SNAP, and all they need to do is verify their residency in that state.

Increased Student Eligibility for SNAP Benefits

Under a temporary change in eligibility announced this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, students may qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and it would not adversely affect their financial aid package.

2021-22 FAFSA Available October 1

Make sure you receive maximum consideration for financial aid next year by filing your FAFSA this fall. Use your FSA I.D. to log in to the FAFSA website.

Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant, and the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program

Learn more about the PA John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood Grant, and the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program.