Financial Information, Aid, and Student Employment

  • Navigating the finances of going to college can be frustrating, and in addition to changing our lives, the coronavirus pandemic has created financial challenges for many.

    We want to help.

    For the 2020-21 academic year, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors has frozen tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students, and IUP has decided to hold the line on fees.

    Understanding the impact of the pandemic on our students and families, we will continue to be as flexible as possible about finances, including deposits, refunds, and holds on student accounts.

    If you, or your family has encountered circumstances that have led to a reduction in income, contact the Office of Financial Aid for advice and assistance.

    Billing Information

    Information about student billing and payment plan options is available on the Office of Student Billing website.

    Student Assistance Fund

    Formerly Emergency Response Fund

    The Student Assistance Fund, established through donations to help students faced with financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will continue to support students as funds are available.

    Students can apply for funding from the Student Assistance Fund through MyIUP in the Finances section.

    CARES Act

    In spring 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security program (CARES) Act provided institutions, including IUP, with federal dollars to offer emergency funds to students who have experienced unexpected educational expenses. Learn more about the CARES Act.

    Additional information regarding the University’s usage of funds provided under the Institutional Portion of the CARES Act is available on the Cares Act Information page.

    Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

    The University Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Committee, comprised of representatives from Student Affairs, Institutional Research, University Advancement, Financial Aid, Bursar’s Office and IT Services, has created an initial distribution plan to provide assistance to students from CRRSAA funds. During the spring 2021 semester, IUP distributed more than $5 million to approximately 6,854 students in CRRSAA funding. Learn more about the University Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

    Student Employment

    Students with work-study jobs can continue to be paid. The Office of Human Resources has a Q&A to help answer your questions.

    However, many offices are operating with employees working remotely. Whether, and how, a work-study experience can continue is up to individual supervisors.