Receiving financial aid is just the first step.
To keep your aid, you need to learn how to manage it. We’re here to help you understand the rules, so you can take charge of your aid—and avoid pitfalls that could take it away.
Apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study aid with one form.
IUP’s School Code is 003277.
Managing your financial aid may sound hard, but it’s really not as difficult as you might think. It comes down to a few main things:
Many students find it helpful to give a parent, guardian, or family member permission to talk to the Financial Aid Office about their aid. It’s your choice. We don’t give out any information unless you have officially set up permission for that person.
Learn more about how to set this up.
Financial aid usually comes with a few conditions you must meet to remain eligible for the funding.
These conditions often relate to your grades and the number of credits you are taking—especially when withdrawing from classes. Participation in class is also required and checked by some aid programs at certain times in the semester.
You should check the rules or conditions you need to follow for each type of financial aid you have accepted. Take the time to understand what you need to do.
To help you, we’ve pulled together some key requirements for the most common types of aid. Check out these helpful pages to learn more and possibly avoid serious problems:
It’s especially important to know the rules for your aid programs at these critical times, when the wrong move could cause you to lose funding:
If you find yourself in these situations or have questions at any time, talk with your advisor about the academic aspects and the Financial Aid Office for help with your aid. The earlier you seek advice, the more we can probably do to help you keep your
financial aid on track.
You can also reach out to the Academic Success Center if you need any help in planning your class attendance or academic workload.