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.