Now that you’ve received your financial aid award letter, you have a few things to consider.
You won’t need to pay back grants and scholarships, but you will need to repay loans. You are not obligated to accept the loan that has been offered to you and may decline it or reduce it. Carefully consider your future obligations for repayment before
you decide to accept it.
If you decide to accept the loan as presented, move on to step 3. If you wish to decline or reduce the amount of your loan, you will find options for doing so in the electronic version of your financial aid award letter, which you can find in your MyIUP account.
You have until September 2, 2019, to decline or reduce your loan. After this date, you can complete the Financial Aid Adjustment Form and return it to Financial Aid Office in Clark Hall. (See contact information below).
Please scroll down for a bit more information about declining or reducing awards for the Federal Work-Study Program.
If this is the first year that you will receive a federal Direct Student Loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Loan Counseling at studentloans.gov, so that
the loan funds can be disbursed to your IUP account. After July 1, parents can apply for the Parent Plus Loan on this page, too.
Jump to Step 4
The Cost Calculator Tool will help you estimate how much you will owe IUP after your aid has been deducted from your charges. Additional Financial Assistance Options are available, if your current financial aid awards do not fully cover your costs.
The US Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website is a very informative resource. Please review it, to help you make decisions.
See Financial Aid Terminology to help you understand frequently used financial aid terms and some of the more common acronyms you may see in financial aid literature.
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The Federal Work-Study Program enables you to work on campus and in some community agencies. If your aid award letter indicates that you are eligible for Federal Work Study, you’ll need to seek employment. Visit IUP’s Hire A Hawk page to find job opportunities.
If you do not wish to find a job through the program or want to reduce the amount awarded, please indicate that on your electronic financial aid award letter in MyIUP by September 2, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make that adjustment on your aid package.
If you receive a scholarship from a source other than IUP, you must notify the Financial Aid Office. Please complete the Financial Aid Adjustment Form and return the document to the Financial Aid Office in Clark Hall. (See contact
You should also complete this form if you decide not to enroll at IUP.
We might need additional information from you about your FAFSA. If that’s the case, we will reach out to you. If you hear from us regarding your FAFSA, please respond as soon as possible to prevent any delays in receiving your financial aid.
Find more explanation about the types of financial aid available to you to learn more about the awards included in your financial aid award letter. Bear
in mind that loans, grants, and scholarships awarded by IUP may come with conditions, like maintaining a certain grade point average. Be sure to understand your obligations.