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Your Total Cost of Attendance and How Financial Aid Appears on Your Bill

IUP Code: 003277

Direct Costs to Attend 2013–2014
  PA Resident

IUP Discount-Eligible Freshman Student

Non-PA Resident
Tuition and Fees $9,080 $14,918 $20,216
Room and Board* $10,352 $10,352 $10,352
Total Costs $19,432 $25,270 $30,568

*Room and board estimates are based upon a two-person shared semi-suite and the most popular meal plan (14 meals/week and $300 Flex). Prices vary for other room types and meal plans. Please check with the Housing Office for exact costs.

More information on tuition and fees by program is offered by the Bursar’s Office.

Difference between Cost of Attendance and Your Bill

The Cost of Attendance (COA), also known as the cost of education or budget, is the total average amount it will cost a student to attend IUP in an academic year and includes tuition and fees, room and board (even for students living off campus away from parents), and estimated costs for books and supplies, transportation, and personal/incidental expenses. Loan fees, if applicable, may also be included in the COA.

A student’s billing statement includes direct charges billed by IUP—such as tuition and fees, room (if student is living on campus), and a meal plan if purchased (required for on-campus students). Books and supplies, transportation, and personal and incidental expenses are not included on the bill, but are expenses that most students will incur.

How Aid Appears on Your Bill

The Bursar’s Office automatically deducts your financial aid from the billing statement that is e-mailed to you prior to the beginning of each semester. The following financial aid programs can be deducted from your bill:

  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Pennsylvania State Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • IUP scholarships (only if scholarship funds have been received by the university)
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Aid that is not administered by the Financial Aid Office and late awards also are not deducted from your bill.

An Installment Payment Plan is available to assist you with meeting your institutional charges. Information on the IPP will be referenced in the university bill that is e-mailed to you.

Students whose financial aid has been finalized can obtain refunds as the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. If you are expecting a financial aid refund, you can contact the Bursar’s Office for more information.

For more information on your bill, contact the Bursar’s Office.

  • Financial Aid Office
  • 200 Clark Hall
    1090 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2218
  • Fax: 724-357-2094
  • Financial Aid Service Counter Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.