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semester for a double-occupancy university residence hall room and suites
range from $3,070 to $4,004. Resident students arc required to have a
dining plan and can select from six plans (sec Dining Fees) Ml rates can be
found at bursar

Student Activity Fee

This fee is collected from all students and administered through the Student
( 'ooperative Association undei regulations approved b\ the Council of

Trustees, ihis fee of $247 SO for full-time and $99 for part-time students
pel semester covers the tost ol student activities in athletics, lectures,

entertainment, student publications, etc . and is payable in one sum for the
semestei students attending the regional campuses pay $234 pa semestei
full-time and $89 50 part-time.

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INDIAN \ 1 NIVERSITYOI I'l NNSN I \ AN I \ 1 NDI R(. KADI ATI ( \l \l i >< .. 2009-2010

Technology Fee

I Ins fee is assessed foi the purpose ol acquiring, installing, and maintaining
up to date and emerging technologies to enhance student lean
outcomes I he Fee » ill be assessed to .ill students pa semester is follows
Pennsylvania Residents Full-time mh' Part-time $44*
Nonresident Students Full-time M^ s Part-time

•The part time rate foi the technology fee is a llal rate pei term,
rdless ol the aumbei ol i rcdits taken

Transportation Fee

I Ins fee of $12.50 is assessed students to address issues related to parking
and to improve the transportation system available t>' students, including
increased bus sa\ in-
Estimated Expenses Per Semester

I uition


Student Activit) I ee
Health and Wellness I ee
Instructional I ee
lechnolog} I ee
l ransportation Fee
Registration I ee
Books and Supplies*

In Slate

Out ol State

S 2.777

s 6,943




1 .2 1 x















$ 7,223

SI 1.441

•i ,'st ol books and supplies m.i> \ar> depending on major and class
enrollment. Miscellaneous and travel expenses will he additional.

Other Costs

In addition to the listed lees, the average student will require $500-$ 1. 200
per semester for hooks, gymnastic costume, student organization dues.
personal expenses, etc rhese charges are not direct universitj charges.

Summer Sessions Fees (based on Summer 2009)
Basic Tuition Fee

1 he basic fee for undergraduate students enrolled for any of the regular
summer sessions is $2 1 1 per credit tor in-stale students and $579 per credit
fol OUt-of-State students.

Summer Dining Plan Fees

The five-week session dining plan tecs for summer arc:
I'hm A 1 9 meals per u eek $356 (or $7 1 .20 per week )

Plan B Any 14 meals per week $335 (or $67 per week)

Plan D* Any 10 meals per week $321 (or $64.20 per week)

I'hm 6'* Any 5 meals per week $180 (Ol $36 pel week)

•Off-campus students only

Summer Instructional Fee

All students are charged an instructional fee to support academic equip-
ment, library resources, maintenance and repair projects, recreational
facilities, and the advancement of technologies During the summer, all
Students arc charged $22.30 per credit

Summer Registration Fee

All students arc charged a registration fee of $32 for the summer term.

Summer Residence Hall Fee

The summer university residential suite lees range from $1S5-$24I per
week Students are charged for each session according to the number of
weeks the) require housing. Resident students can select from two dining
plans. I 1 ) meals per week or 14 meals per week

Summer Student Activity Fee

I Ins fee in the summer session is $12.50 per credit I up to a maximum


Summer Student Health and Wellness Fee

[Tiere is no mandator) health fee in the summei \ll lummci -.indent health

tees are optional Foi furthei inform n contact the health ccntei al

health Inquiry ./ iup • du

Summer Technology Fee

I his fee is assessed to all students pel suiiiinei session .. | follow!
/;; Mfl/l I I I Cm "I si,, I,

Special Fees

Additional Course Fees

Additional ices ma) be attached to some courses; standard tuition ices arc-
also ch. need ( ouises currently carrying additional lees are listed below

\pplicd Music I ee: $511 tu S75 per credit

Students enrolled in applied musk I \I'\1I I courses will be assessed thh '

xquatics (nurse Lifeguard I ee: I OUTSes involving swimming pool use

will be assessed a fee oi $7 pei credit

Exercise Science I ahoratnry tee: $25

Undergraduate students enrolled in lll'l I) J43 and 41 1 will he assessed (his


Experimental foods Laboratory lee: $5(1

I Indergraduate students enrolled in FDNT 362 w ill be assessed this fee.

Introductory hoods Laboratory Fee: $30

Undergraduate students enrolled in I DM I 51 will be assessed this fee.

Nursing Laboratory Courses Laboratory fee: $25

Undergraduate students enrolled in the following courses will be assessed this

Fail semester MRS 21 1. 337. and 435

Spring semester NURS 213, J39, and 437

Safety Sciences Laboratory Courses Laboratory Fee: $25
Undergraduate students enrolled in SAFE 211,311, 330, 430. 345. 347. and
4 1 2 w ill be assessed (his fee.

Practicum in Production Fee: $25

Undergraduate students enrolled in I II I'R 4S6 will be assessed this fee.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable $40 application fee must accompany the application foi
admission to the university.

Advance Deposit Fee

This fee is required of all incoming freshmen to reserve a space in (he
freshman class and a dormitory room if applicable Upperclassmen desiring
a residence hall room are also required to place a deposit. The advance
deposit tuition fee (freshmen) is $150, and the advance deposit housing fee
(all students) is $80.

Audit Fee __^_

Full instructional Ices are assessed for each course audited, with (he ex-
ception that persons on Social Security or equivalent retirement benefits
are given remission of basic fees for such classes where space is available.

Bad Check Charge

Students issuing paper checks 01 At II c-checks payable to "Indiana
Universitj of Pennsylvania* 1 which are not acceptable to the hank for any
reason will be charged $30 lor each bad check written.

Clinical Laboratory Science Administrative Fee

A Ice of up to $"5 is charged to each student enrolled at IUP but attending
classes al designated clinical facilities. Fees are $20 ( 1-3 credits), $40 (4-6
credits ). or $75 (7 or more credits) Tuition, room, and board charged for
these students should be paid by the student directly (o the hospital


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Communications Media Technology and Supplies Fee

A Communications Media Technology and Supplies fee of $10 is charged tc
all students enrolled in the Communications Media program.

Damage Fee

Students are responsible for damages, breakage, loss, or delayed return of
university property.

Evaculation and Repatriation Fee

All registered international students will be charged this fee of $30 per fall
semester and $40 per spring and summer semesters

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
$50 per semester.

Installment Payment Fee

A nonrefundable fee of $30 per semester is charged to students participating
in the monthly installment payment plan.

International Student Orientation Fee

This fee of $100 is charged to all international students who register for the
IUP orientation program to support associated costs.

Late Payment Fee

A fee or $25 will be assessed on each monthly payment received five days
after the due date, with a maximum of $100 per semester.

National Student Exchange Program Fee

A one-time $150 nonrefundable fee is charged to 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.

Off-Campus Instructional Fee

A fee of 10 percent of the undergraduate in-state tuition rate will be charged
to students taking courses at an off-campus site and/or using distance educa-
tion technology to cover operating costs for services and instructional sup-
port at off-campus sites. Students enrolled in Office of Distance Learning
and Continuing Education off-campus locations beyond a 25-mile radius are
also charged this fee.

Portfolio Application/Assessment Fee

A nonrefundable $15 fee 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.

Teacher Certification Fee

A fee of $75 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is charged to
cover the administrative and recording costs for the issuance of a teaching
certificate by the Department of Education. A $35 fee is charged for
students applying for out-of-state certification.

Teacher Placement Fee

The College of Education and Educational Technology provides a place
ment service for students enrolling in pie-student teaching. I his fee of
$100 is used to provide students with bus transportation to the initial field
placement and to cover other costs associated with this service.

Testing Fee

All entering freshmen must participate in orientation and placement testing
during the summer immediately preceding the student's matriculation on
campus Fees (assessed by type of admit) of SN5 for the one-da) testing
program and $165 for the two-day program are charged Please see the

catalog section on New Student Orientation foi luithei information about
the orientation programs foi new freshman and transfer students.

Transcript Fees

Students can request official transcripts in several ways. If on campus during
business hours, the student can go to the Registrai "s < mice in the lobby of
(lark Hall ami complete a transcript request form. There is no charge u>
students for ordering official transcripts m hich require routine processing.

Any special handling requests can also be made at that time, and these will
have lees assessed. When in the Registrar's Office in person, the student
can pay foi any special handling requests with cash, check, or a credit card.

Students can also download a Transcript Request form from the website
www.iup edu registrar, complete it. and cither mail or lax it to the
Registrar's Office.

Transcripts will he withheld by IUP if a student has an outstanding financial
account with the university. Payment of the bill or establishment of a pay-
ment plan satisfactory to the university will be required for release of


Wall Street Journal Fee

Students with majors in the Eberly College of Business and Information
Technology will be charged $14 for the Wall Street Journal subscription.
This subscription allows business students to view the on-line edition of the
Journal at The print version will also be placed throughout the
Eberly College of Business. Questions regarding the partnership can be
directed to Assistant Dean Cyndy Stnltmaller.

Billing and Payments

All bills are available on line through IUP EasyPay, which can be accessed
through URSA. Students may choose from two different payment plans;
otherwise, it is recommended that payment be made in full. Payment by
American Express, MasterCard. Discover, and AC II e-checks is available on
line. Payment can also be made by mail to the Office of the Bursar.

Students must also confirm they are attending the current semester In
logging on to URSA and "Accepting Attendance " failure to do so may
cause a delay in any anticipated aid or loans.

Financial Delinquency Policy

Registration is not complete until a student pays the fee for registration.
and the university reserves for itself the right to bar a nonpaying student
from classes. When it has been determined during the course of a semester
that a student's account has become delinquent from accrued charges, the
Registrar's Office will be notified of this delinquency and ad\ ised to retrain
from allowing the student to make further registration transactions, from
reporting the student's grades, and from issuing any transcripts for that stu-
dent's work until the delinquent account has been satisfied I acult) members
will submit a grade for the financially delinquent student, however, requests
from students will oot be honored, ami official reports will be released b>
the Registrar's Office only after the student has cleared his or her account
or has established a payment plan satisfactory to the Office of the Bursal

Delinquent Accounts

Students ,ne not permitted lo enroll lor anv semester, receive transcripts.
or graduate until all account balances have been paid in full Uso, credit will
not be certified to any other institution until all overdue accounts have
been paid. A late payment fee of $25 will be assessed each month on
accounts that are not paid with five davs of the due date with a maximum
of $100 per semester I he same regulations will also be applied to inter-
semester pay menis

Undergraduate students desiring to leave school before the dos<

semestei must report to the Idvising and resting i enter and to the Office

of the Bursal to settle all unpaid accounts

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INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSVI YWI \ 1 \l)l RORADl Al I ( \l \l OG, 2009-2010

Payment of Financial Aid

I i n. iik i. il .ml programs thai can be dedui led from > student I universit) lull
include Federal Stafford Loan Federal PLUS Loan Federal Perkin Loan
il Pell i ii. mi. Federal Supplemental I (Iiu.uhmi.iI Opportunity Grant
Pennsylvania Slate in. mi. .mil U I' scholarships

I ederal Uoik Stud) earnings are paid direct!) to the student ever) othci
week and thus are no) used foi billing purposes Ml othet ial aid I'-
ll. ml directl) in the student's account li .1 credit balance exists aftet
satisfying .ill 11 P charges excess funds will be refunded to the student for
othet educational expenses

IUP Refund Policy

I 01 .1 cops of II P's Refund Polic) 01 .1 sample refund calculation, please
contact the 1 Iffice ol the Bursal al 72 1 ;l rhe Refund Polic) is

also .i\ ailable al » " » iup edu bursal

Financial Aid

rhe Financial \id Office, located in Clark Hall, offers financial information
and counseling to .ill students attending Hi rhe types ol financial
assistance offered b) the I inancial Aid 1 Iffice include student employment,
educational loans, scholarships, and grants ( ounseling on debt management
and loan repayment options is also available

Eligibi lity Requirements

rhe general requirements for financial aid eligibility include the following:

1 Be enrolled on al least a half-time hasis k> credits per term) except lor
the Federal Pell (ir.mi program and Federal Work Study program.

2 He a U.S. citizen, national 01 permanent resident, or other eligible

) Maintain satisfector) academic progress in your course ol study.

4. Be enrolled or accepted lor enrollment in an associate degree.

bachelor's degree. Postbaccalaureate teacher's Certification program.

or Postbaccalaureate Second Undergraduate Degree program.
5 Not he in default and must not have failed to make satisfactory

arrangements to repay any Federal Student Loans.
f>. Not owe a repayment on a Federal Pell (Irani or Federal Supplemental Opportunit) (irant.

Not have borrowed in excess of any Federal Loan linnis.

8. Be registered with the Selective Sen ice Administration, if required.

9. Have a salid Social Security Number.

Students must submii a fur Application for Federal Student Aid by the
April 15 preferred filing date in order to receive maximum consideration
for need-based financial aid administered through the university. The Title
IV school code for IUP is 003277. Additional forms or applications may be
required, depending upon which Student aid programs arc being sought.
Financial aid is available for both the regular academic year and the summer
sessions. Separate applications for summer school aid must be submitted by
the student

Student Responsibilities Students who apply for financial aid have

certain responsibilities, which arc listed below:

1 Accurately complete and submit the appropriate application forms by

the published deadline dales
2. Submit requested materials, corrections, or new information on a

timely basis.
1 Meet the regulations and repayment schedules of Student loans.

4. Inform the Financial Aid Office of any grants, scholarships, or loans
received from outside organizations.

5. Inform the I inancial Aid Office of an) information that has changed
since applying for aid.

6. Understand the satisfactory academic progress requirements for
maintaining financial aid eligibility

7. Use financial aid funds for educational purposes only.

Financial Aid Programs Available

Financial assistance is available in the form of grant 11
student employmcnl and tch of these fundii

has unique charac teristics which are explained in more detail below


[Tie Student I mploymenl Centei is as ailable to assist students in fii
job opportunities on 01 ofl campus Students mas gain access to a listm
available positions b) doing an) "i the follow

• asking to review the employment binder located in the Student 1 mploy-
menl Centei winch is housed within the < area Development (enter.
102 Pratt Hall

• res less ing the bulletin board lot ated outside ol the office

• accessing the on-line job listing .11 mm ttudentemployment

(24-hour acecssibihls 1

I he Student I mploymenl (enter assists students in finding summer em-
ployment During the spring semester, a Summer Job Internship I air is
conducted, providing IUP students the opportunit) to meet with represen-
tatives Irom a sanely of organizations (i.e., camps, amusement parks,
resorts, recreation areas, and restaurants, to name a few). Keprescntatiscs

from local and out-of-state organizations attend the lair Students mas view

a listing of Seasonal job opportunities b) sisiling the ssebslte mm iii/i edu

studentemployment and t Ik king on Sen ices Seasonal Jobs or stopping by
the office to res icw literature provided by some of the organizations

Students mas be employed on campus lor up to twenty-five hours per week
when classes are m session and up to Ions hours per sseek during breaks, in-
cluding summer.* When classes are in session, most students work an
average often to twelve hours per sseek Students are paid ever) tsso weeks
for the hours they have worked. Generally, undergraduate students are paid
at the minimum wage rate.

All students are eligible to work on campus.* There are tsso basic types of
funding sources: ( 1 ) federal Work Study Program (FWSP) and i2) L'mser-
sit) Employment (II 1 Eligibility for FWSP is based upon demonstrated
financial need as determined from the Free Application for Federal Student

l/,/i I USA), which must be completed every year. Inquiries about
eligibility for FWSP should be directed to the financial Aid Office Students
who do not demonstrate financial need may seek IE opportunities No
financial aid application is required.

A FWSP award may affect your eligibility for student loans for more
specific information on how a FWSP award could impact your loan
eligibility, inquire at the Financial Aid counter in the lobby of Clark Hall or
by e-mail [email protected]

Off-campus employment opportunities sary by organization, as do the
hourly svages and hours ssorked per sseek.

'International students' circumstances may vary. For more information,
please consult Student Payroll Sen ices ("24-357-2510. G-8 Sutton Hall).

Sirs ice Learning Work Study Program This employment program
places I \\ SP-cligtblc students 111 community sen ice positions as ailable off
campus. In addition to earning money, students gain practical work
experience related to their academic major. The Sen ice Learning tenter,
which assists students in obtaining these opportunities, is part of the Career
Development Center located in 302 Pratt Hall.

PHKAA Stale Work Study 1 his employment program pros ides Pennsyl-
vania students with employment opportunities in high technology and
community sen ice fields Students can gain career-related, on-the-job work
experience. Applications arc as ailable 111 the Financial Aid Office and must
be completed by both the student and the organization svith which the stu-
dent would like to be employed Applications can also be accessed through
the P1IEAA ssebsite at


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Educational Loans

Loan programs offer repayable assistance to students who apply and qualify
for them. Repayment terms, interest rates, and borrowing limits vary from
program to program. Educational loans are a serious and important obliga-
tion. Receipt of funds means that the student assumes the legal responsibil-
ity for repayment of the loan at a future date. The promissory note for the
loan specifies the terms and conditions under which the student is borrowing
and the repayment provisions that are in effect. Participation in Commu-
nity Service positions after leaving school may provide for repayment of
certain student loans.

Federal Perkins Loan The application for the Federal Perkins Loan is
the Free Application Jar Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The loan is awarded
on the basis of financial need to students who have filed their FAFSA by the
preferred filing dale of April 1?. Students who receive this loan must be
enrolled for at least 6 credits each semester. There are no principal or
interest payments until nine months after the student ceases half-time
attendance (6 credits per term). The minimum repayment rate is $40 per
month at a simple interest rate of 5 percent per year on the unpaid balance.
There are deferment and cancellation provisions available.

Federal Stafford Loan The application for the Federal Stafford Loan is
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By responding on
the FAFSA that you are interested in student loans, eligibility will be
reviewed for you. First-time borrowers will also receive a Federal Stafford
Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) for completion in order to finalize
the approval process. The MPN will be sent from AES/PHEAA, which is
the guaranty agency in Pennsylvania. Students are free to select any lender
or guaranty agency for their Stafford Loan. If you wish to borrow from a
lender that does not guarantee with AES, you should contact the Financial
Aid office for more information.

Through this program, freshmen may borrow up to $5,500 per academic
year, sophomores may borrow up to $6,500 per academic year, and juniors
and seniors may borrow up to $7,500 per academic year. An academic year
at 1UP is defined as the fall, spring, and summer terms. Subsidized Federal
Stafford Loans are awarded on the basis of financial need as determined by
the FAFSA and require no payment of interest or principal until six months
after the student ceases half-time enrollment (6 credits per term). Unsubsi-
dized Federal Stafford Loans require payment or capitalization of interest
only during periods of enrollment and the six-month grace period. Follow-
ing the grace period, both types of Federal Stafford Loans are repayable to
the lender. Lenders can provide current interest rate information.

Federal Stafford Loan entrance counseling must be completed by first-time
borrowers at IUP before funds can be released. Additional unsubsidized Fed-
eral Stafford Loan funds are available to independent undergraduate stu-
dents. Freshmen and sophomores may request up to $4,000; juniors and
seniors may request up to $5,000. Dependent students whose parents
cannot obtain a Federal PLUS Loan may also apply for these additional
unsubsidized funds.

Federal PLUS Loan-Parents interested in obtaining the Federal PLUS
Loan should contact AES/PHEAA in order to establish their eligibility for
the loan through a preapproval process. AES/PHEAA can be contacted at
800-692-7392. Applications will be forwarded to eligible families. Parents
may borrow for their dependent children up to the cost of education minus
other financial aid. The loans are repaid starting sixty days after the final
disbursement for the loan period is issued. Lenders can provide current
interest rate and deferment information.

Alternative Loans-A wide variety of privately financed educational loan

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