Financial Information, Aid, and Student Employment

  • In addition to changing our lives, the coronavirus pandemic has created financial challenges for many.

    The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors has frozen tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students, and IUP has decided to hold the line on fees.

    Just as we distributed more than $15 million in refunds and financial support in the spring, we will be flexible about finances, including deposits, refunds, and holds on student accounts.

    If your family has encountered circumstances that have led to a reduction in income, contact the Office of Financial Aid for advice and assistance.

    Fall Billing

    Find information about fall billing, including the new five-payment plan.

    Emergency Response Fund

    The IUP Emergency Response Fund, established through donations to help students faced with financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will continue to support students as funds are available.

    Students who were enrolled at IUP during the spring 2020 semester and who incurred financial difficulties directly related to the disruption of campus services after March 13, 2020, are encouraged to complete the Emergency Response Form. Students with additional questions or concerns should contact Malaika Turner, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, at universitystudentaffairs-vpsa@iup.edu or 724-357-2220.

    CARES Act

    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security program (CARES) Act provides institutions like IUP with federal dollars to offer emergency funds to students who have experienced unexpected educational expenses. Learn more about the CARES Act.

    Again, students who were enrolled at IUP during the spring 2020 semester and who incurred financial difficulties directly related to the disruption of campus services after March 13, 2020, are encouraged to complete the Emergency Response Form.

    Navigating the finances of going to college can be frustrating, but we want to help.

    Student Employment

    During the summer, students with Work-Study jobs can continue to be paid. The Office of Human Resources has a Q&A to help answer your questions.

    In the fall, many offices will be operating with employees working remotely. Whether, and how, a work-study experience can continue—including for students not taking face-to-face classes—will be up to individual supervisors.

    Spring 2020 Refunds

    In the spring, IUP distributed more than $15 million in refunds and financial support. If you have questions about the process or about the refund you received, email iup-hawks@iup.edu.

    Fall 2020 Refunds

    While many students will take classes remotely this fall, IUP is not planning to discount tuition, because course content and credits will be the same.

    We have also made the decision not to restructure fees for the fall semester, because services, programs, and events will continue; technology needs are greater than ever; and facilities will be open and available to all students.