Student Rights and Responsibilities

The investment you are making in your education comes with rights and responsibilities. Knowing them can help you make good financial aid decisions.

You Have the Right to Ask:

  • What financial aid programs are available to me?
  • How does IUP determine each type and amount of assistance I can receive?
  • Can you please reconsider my aid package? (For example, if a mistake is made, or if your enrollment or financial circumstances change.)
  • What are the procedures and deadlines for applying for aid?
  • How does IUP determine satisfactory academic progress?

You Are Responsible For:

  • Accurately completing and submitting the appropriate application forms by the published deadline dates (errors can delay or prevent you from receiving aid).
  • Using financial aid funds only for educational purposes (such as tuition, fees, housing, food, books, and supplies while attending IUP).
  • Submitting requested materials, corrections, or new information on a timely basis.
  • Meeting the regulations and repayment schedules of student loans.
  • Informing the IUP Financial Aid Office of any grants, scholarships, or loans received from outside organizations.
  • Informing the IUP Financial Aid Office of any information that has changed since you applied for aid (address or attendance status).
  • Understanding the satisfactory academic progress requirements for maintaining financial aid eligibility.
  • Knowing the federal and state academic progress requirements for continuous financial aid eligibility.