Tuition Affordability Plan

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We’ve Lowered Tuition by Almost 20% for Most Students

This isn’t just a big discount. It’s a big commitment—to you, our students.

IUP is reducing tuition $1,854 a year (that’s nearly 20 percent) for all Pennsylvania undergraduate students who take 15 credits per semester, beginning in fall 2022.

Pennsylvania undergraduate students who take 18 credits per semester can save even more—$3,768 a year, roughly a 32 percent discount.

At IUP, we’re serious about academic quality and proud of our nationally ranked programs, respected faculty, and research credentials. Most of all, we’re proud of our students and their success, and we do our best to back them up with the support they need.

Undergraduate Tuition (30 credits)

$9,570Current Tuition
$7,7162022-23 Tuition
19.3%Savings

Estimate your Fall 2022 tuition with the Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator.

How the Savings Works

Starting in fall 2022, Pennsylvania undergraduate students will be able to take 12 to 18 credits per semester at a flat tuition rate of $7,716 per year.

Most of our undergraduate students are from Pennsylvania and take 15 credits each semester to graduate in four years. They will save $7,416 on the total cost of their education just by taking the number of classes they usually take (under the new plan, compared to the current per-credit cost).

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Affordability—an IUP Priority

$2 million+In housing scholarships for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
$16.4 millionIUP scholarships awarded above state and federal aid
93%Of Fall 2021 first-year students awarded renewable merit scholarships
3 yearsTuition has been frozen
6 yearsHousing costs have been frozen

Some of our other scholarship and affordability initiatives include:

The Value of an IUP Education

The new tuition plan will allow more students to experience a quality IUP education, where they learn beyond the classroom through first-hand experience in research and creative activity. Here, students will be challenged to step out of their comfort zone, but are supported every step of the way. Resources like the Hawks Q&A Center and our IUP Guides are designed to help every student succeed.

Our unique combination of solid academics with a strong support system has led to broad recognition, from nationally ranked programs to the recent designation as a university with “High Research Activity” by the national Center for Postsecondary Research’s 2021 Carnegie Classification. The tuition affordability plan is an investment in the future of our students as well as their academic and personal success.

A Few More Details

Pennsylvania undergraduate students who take more than 18 credits in a semester will pay the per-credit rate of $322, starting at the 19th credit.

In-state, bachelor’s degree students taking more than 18 credits in a semester will pay per-credit for the 19th credit and beyond, but not for credits 13-18. The per-credit tuition rate for Pennsylvania students is $322.

Try out the Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator and check out the payment plan options on the Student Billing website or learn more about undergraduate tuition rates and fees.

Please speak with your advisor if you are interested in taking 18 or more credits.

Students who want to schedule 18 or more credits in a semester need to be prepared and ready for a heavy course load. Speaking with your advisor is a great first step.

Pennsylvania undergraduate students who take fewer than 12 credits per semester will also be charged at the $322 per-credit rate.

Undergraduate students who take fewer than 12 credits in a semester are considered part-time students. Students from Pennsylvania who fall into this category will continue to pay $322 per credit, while undergraduate students who reside outside of Pennsylvania will continue to pay $463 per credit.

Try out the Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator and check out the payment plan options on the Student Billing website or learn more about undergraduate tuition rates and fees.

Out-of-state, international, and graduate students will continue with the same, per-credit tuition rates.

Tuition for out-of-state students, international, and graduate students is not included in the new undergraduate tuition plan. See more information on out-of-state, international, and graduate tuition rates and fees. University leadership will continue to discuss the implications and nuances of educational costs for these audiences.

Try out the Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator and check out the payment plan options on the Student Billing website.

The new tuition plan does not affect the way fees are calculated.

Some of the fees for undergraduate students are calculated based on the number of credits students take. These fees will still be based on the number of credits taken (such as 15). The new plan only changes how tuition is billed. It does not change how fees are billed. See more information on undergraduate fees. Any changes to fee structures in the future will be communicated separately.

Try out the Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator and check out the payment plan options on the Student Billing website.

Tuition during winter and summer terms will continue to be the same per-credit rate.

Winter and summer tuition does not get added to the spring or fall semesters, but will continue to be charged at their current rates:

Please contact the Office of Student Billing with any questions about your tuition during these terms.

Still have questions?

Contact the Office of Student Billing at student-billing@iup.edu or 724-357-2207. We’ll be happy to help you.