Explanation of Fees

Mandatory Fees

Activity Fee

The Activity Fee is assessed each semester on a per-credit basis. This fee is mandatory. The fee is approved by the Student Cooperative Association Board of Directors. For additional information regarding Activity Fee benefits contact the Student Cooperative Association.

Benefits the student can utilize are:

  • Use of the HUB Fitness Center and Gymnasium
  • Use of the Co-op Recreational Park and College Lodge Facility (rental fee may apply)
  • Free use of the Indiana Transit Authority buses
  • Use of Memorial Field House facilities (as permitted by facility)
  • Free general admission to home football and basketball games
  • Reduced ticket prices and subscription rates for the Lively Arts Ovations series
  • Reduced admission to Theater-by-the-Grove productions, as well as other College of Arts and Humanities departmental theatrical, music, and dance productions
  • Free or reduced admission to STATIC (Student Activity Committee) programs
  • Legal services
  • Virtual Fitness free app paid by us - Wellbeats App
  • Virtual IUP group fitness workouts on Instagram - Group Fitness
  • One virtual intramural sport minimum offered per semester - Campus Recreation 

I-Card Production Fee

The I-Card Production Fee is assessed in the fall and spring semesters. The revenue generated by this fee is used for the set-up of all new I-Card accounts, maintenance of existing I-Card accounts, and management of the CBORD Management System. Additionally, revenue is used to provide continuous and proactive improvement of card equipment, card security, and software supporting the I-Card system. The fee is authorized by the IUP Council of Trustees.

Instructional Fee

The instructional fee is assessed each semester based on a per-credit rate based on BOG policy 1989-05-A. The revenue is used for instructional services, materials, and equipment, as well as maintenance of buildings and grounds.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is assessed each semester and is mandatory for all students.

Student Service Fee

The student service fee is a mandatory fee assessed on a per-credit basis each semester and is used to support programming and services related to enhancing the overall student experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Technology Tuition Fee

The technology fee is a mandatory fee assessed each semester on a per-credit basis. This fee rate is set by the Pennsylvania Board of Governors. Only exemptions approved by the BOG and/or negotiated by the employee bargaining units will apply. The technology fee revenue is used for academic or instructional technology as a direct benefit for students to help them to achieve the learning objectives of their academic programs. This fee covers items such as student computer laboratories, specialized software, hardware, databases, and licensing fees.

Transportation Fee

The transportation fee is a mandatory fee assessed each semester it is charged to all registered students and supports transportation and parking systems.

Wellness Fee

The wellness fee is assessed each semester on a per-credit basis. This fee is mandatory and may only be exempted if the student is student teaching, dissertation, or doing an internship. The fee is authorized by the IUP Council of Trustees. For more information concerning this fee, please visit the Center for Health and Well-Being, which is located in the Suites on Maple and may be reached at 724-357-9355.

Housing and Dining Fees

Dining Services

These fees cover meals at university dining facilities and special university-sponsored events. Students not charged for meal plans on their billing statements can sign dining contract agreements at the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.

Meal plans will not be changed or canceled unless the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining in the Suites on Maple West, Suite G-37 receives a written request.

Housing Fees

Students who have contracted for university housing, with the exception of University Towers residents, should have room and meal fees on their billing statements. If they do not appear, call the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining (724-357-2696) for assistance.

For a complete listing of fees, visit the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining. The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining is located in the Suites on Maple West, Suite G-37.

For Punxsutawney campus housing fees, visit IUP Punxsutawney

Additional Course Fees

Additional fees may be attached to some courses; standard tuition fees are also charged. Courses currently carrying additional fees are listed below.

Applied Music Fee

All students enrolled in applied music (APMU) courses will be assessed a fee of $125 per credit.

OPT and AT Application Fee

This fee is paid by international students and scholars in non-immigrant status (specifically, F-1 and J-1 visa holders) who elect to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training (AT). OPT or AT allow graduating or completing (non-degree/exchange) students to remain in the US to work full-time up to 12 months. The student will work closely with the Office of International Education when submitting the OPT or AT application.

  • Fee: $100

STEM Extension Fee

This fee is paid by international students in non-immigrant status (specifically, F-1 visa holders) who elect to apply for STEM Extension (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math related to employment as deemed by the US Department of Homeland Security) while on Optional Practical Training (OPT). If approved for a STEM Extension, students can work full-time for an additional 24 months past their initial 12 months of OPT. The student will work closely with the Office of International Education when submitting the STEM extension.

  • Fee: $200

Miscellaneous Fees

Application Fee

A $25 application fee for international students, a $25 application fee for certain programs such as extended studies, and a $50 application fee for all graduate students, must accompany the application for admission to the university.

This fee is not refundable. Payment can be made online at the time the application is completed through the Admissions Office or can be mailed in with the application.

Advance Deposit Fees

Advance DepositTuition is required of all incoming freshmen, as it solidifies their intent to enroll at IUP. The Advance Tuition Deposit is payable one semester in advance and is applied to semester charges.

  • Advance depositTuition: $150 (first-term freshmen only)

Audit Fee

Full instructional fees will be assessed for each course audited, with the exception that persons on Social Security or equivalent retirement benefits will be granted a remission of fees for such classes where space is available.

Bad Check Charge

A fee of $34 for handling charges will be assessed for each check or draft not honored by the bank upon which the check or draft was drawn for any reason, except in the event of a verifiable bank error. This fee is not covered by financial aid.

Clinical Resource Fee

Nursing students will pay a $75 per credit Clinical Resource Fee for this high-demand, high-cost offering. Visit the Undergraduate Nursing FAQ page for additional information.

Damage Fee

Students are responsible for damages, breakage, loss, or delayed return of university property. These fees are not covered by financial aid.

Disney International Program Fee

International students participating in the five- to seven-month Disney Reciprocal Exchange Program through the Office of International Education are assessed a fee of $2,000.

Evacuation and Repatriation Fee

All registered international students will be charged an Evacuation and Repatriation Fee based upon the below criteria:

  • Fall only: $45
  • Spring/Summer: $55
  • Summer only: $30

Note: This fee is not refundable.

Examination for Credit Fee

A fee of $40 will be assessed for each examination taken for credit.

Immigration Fee

All registered international students will be charged an Immigration fee of $100 per semester. This fee is not refundable.

Installment Payment Fee

All Installment Payment Fees are non-refundable and will be charged $35 per semester enrolled.

International Student Orientation Fee

This fee of $150 is charged to all international students who register for the IUP orientation program to support associated costs.

International Student Placement Testing Fee

This fee of $45 is charged to all international students who test.

Late Payment Fee

A fee of $20 will be assessed on each monthly payment received five days after the due date, with a maximum of $80 per semester. This fee is not covered by financial aid.

National Student Exchange Program Fee

A $300 one-time nonrefundable administrative fee will be charged IUP students participating in the National Student Exchange Program. Students attending IUP under the National Student Exchange Program will be charged the Pennsylvania Resident Basic Fee and have the application fee waived.

Orientation Fee

The Orientation fee will be included in your fall/first billing statement for incoming first-year and transfer students. The orientation fees are: Incoming first-year students - Indiana Campus $255, Punxsutawney $155, Transfer students $155. This fee is nonrefundable regardless of final attendance at IUP, as services have been rendered. 

Portfolio Application/Assessment Fee

A nonrefundable fee of $15 will be charged to a student for each portfolio application per course. Prior to the assessment, a nonrefundable fee of one-half the current tuition per credit is required.

Student Health Service Fee

A $100/semester fee will be assessed on all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the IUP Punxsutawney, IUP at Northpointe, and IUP Pittsburgh East locations. This will include all part-time and full-time students enrolled in noncredit programs (Academy of Culinary Arts).

Teacher Certification Fee

A fee of $60 is charged to cover the administrative cost of processing a state certification. A $35 processing fee is charged for students requesting the completion of an out-of-state college verification form. Both fees can be paid at the IUP Marketplace.

Transcript Fees

Official Transcript requests will be processed via the National Student Clearinghouse website. Learn more about how to request a transcript. Transcript requests are charged a $10 processing fee. 

Transcripts will be withheld by IUP if a student has an outstanding financial account with the university. Payment of the bill will be required for the release of transcripts.

Wellness Fees

Please visit the Rhonda H. Luckey Center for Health and Well-Being for an explanation of these fees.

Other Costs

In addition to the above fees, the average student will require $500 to $1,200 per semester for books, student organization dues, personal expenses, etc. These charges are not direct university charges.