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programs are available. Each of these programs offers unique terms and
conditions that affect its availability in particular circumstances. Check the
IUP webpage at u u w iup edit finaneialaid lor specific contact information.


Grants arc funds which carry no obligation for repayment These funds arc-
awarded to the student on the basis of financial need

Federal Pell Grant-The federal Pell Grant program provides funds to
eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a first bachelor's
degree A FreeApplU ation for Federal Student Aid (JEM SA) must be tiled
annually to apply for this grant. Awards are prorated based upon the number
of credits for which a student registers

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (.rant (FSKOG)-
Federal Pell Grant-eligible Students are considered foi I SI ( )( i A Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a receipt dale of the
preferred filing date of April 15 or earlier must be on file Students who
receive FSEOG must be enrolled for at least 6 credits each semester.

Pennsylvania State Grant (PIIEAA Grant)-PHEAA Grants are availa-
ble to eligible part-time and full-time undergraduate students who are
Pennsylvania state residents. Part-time recipients must also meet specific
PHEAA income guidelines. You must complete a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 to apply. First-time applicants
arc also required to complete a PHI A A information form Academic-
progress guidelines require that a student earn 12 new credits for each full-
time semester for continued eligibility of grant funds. A maximum of eight
full-time or sixteen part-time semesters of eligibility is permitted.

State Grants-Many state educational agencies offer grant assistance to
students who study outside of their stale of residency. Out-of state students
are encouraged to investigate opportunities for grant funding from their
home state.

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) An eligible student may
receive an ACG of $750 for the first academic year of study (0-28 credits )
and $1,300 for the second academic year of study (29-56 credits). To be
eligible for each academic year, a student must: be a U.S. citizen or eligible
non-citizen; be a Federal Pell Grant recipient; be enrolled at least half-time
in a degree or one- or two-year certificate program; be enrolled in the first
or second academic year of his or her program of study at a two-year or
four-year degree-granting institution; have completed a rigorous secondary
school program of study (after January 1. 2006, if a first-year student, and
after January 1, 2005. if a second-year student); if a first-year student, not
have been previously enrolled in an undergraduate program while in high
school prior to the age of mandatory attendance; and if a second-year
student, have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (as set forth in
regulations to be promulgated soon) for the first academic year.

National SMART Grant -An eligible student may receive a National
SMART Grant of up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth academic
years of study (57-120 credits, for most majors). To be eligible for each
academic year, a student must: be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; he a
Federal Pell Grant recipient; be enrolled at least half-time in a degree or
one-half-year certificate program; be enrolled in a four-year degree-
granting institution; major in physical, life or computer science, engmeei
ing, mathematics, technology, or a critical foreign language; and ha\e al
least a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.o scale m the coursework required lor the
student's major.


ll'P Scholarships Departments, colleges, and the Provost's Office admin-
ister various scholarship programs that have been established by alumni and
friends of the university. These scholarships provide gill assistance to aca-
demically talented students and assist them in financing their educational
expenses. Other than the admission application, no general application is
required for consideration. Eligible students .ue automatical!) considered for
scholarship opportunities See the website »» m iup edu s< holarships for fur-
ther information. Questions may be directed to the scholarship coordinatoi
in the financial Aid Office, 1090 South Dine. 200 Clark Hall. Indiana PA
15705; telephone: 724-357-2218; email: [email protected]

Private Scholarships Various service clubs, organizations, churches,
schools, and industries offct scholarships to students High school guidance
offices, libraries, and hometown newspapers are often excellent sources for
information concerning private scholarships I lie I inancial Aid Office
website provides a hsiing of \anous scholarship websites thai will enable

you to conduct searches on vour own and to apply lor these scholarships

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online I 01 complete information, students can visit
\i holarships

mill Scholarships f\vo . three . and foui yeai on campus scholarships
ire available to both male and female students who are enrolled in the Re
serve Officers' rraining Corps program l"he scholarships pa) foi tuition
fees, and hooks (SI ,200 pei \ c.n > and .1 monthly stipend ($300 $500 each
month tot ten months pei school year) Interested students may obtain
applications and criteria iiiIoimi.hi.mi hv contacting the ROTt department
in Pierce Hall at 11 P 01 by calling 1 BOO 11 P ROTt

rill- lA-Admlnlttered Scholarships and Special Programs

Pennsylvania residents have financial aid available in the form of grants,
scholarships, special programs, work stud] opportunities, 01 loan fori
IK - .'- Different types ol aid are available foi both undergraduate and
graduate study U> apply foi any of these programs, students will need to
complete and submit the Free l/y/i, tition foi Fi deral Student Aid
1 1 1/ x (J Some of these programs nave submission deadlines thai diffei
from federal programs Foi complete information, Pennsylvania students
can visil tpeciaiprograms.

Other Resources

Mliltiii Granta-ln-Ald ll P participates in intercollegiate athletics as .1
Dh ision II institution and awards Vtbletic ( Irants in Aid in accordance with
NCAA rules and regulations Interested students should contact the Athletic
Director, Memorial Field House, llT. Indiana. PA 15705. 724-357-2751.

Community Vssistants I ppcrclass students and freshmen at the end of

their first year 111. i\ apply to become community assistants at IUP. Students
earn .1 room and hoard waiver, -is well as a small stipend, by working as

community assistants m II P residence halls. Application timetables and
deadlines are advertised in ilu Penn and posted in the residence halls and

other locations around campus, including the Office of Housing and Resi-
dence Life website I he application process requires references and partici-
pation in .1 semester-long training program prior to selection. Community
assistants are selected on the basis of leadership, interpersonal skills, and
the willingness and ability to serve as role models Community assistants
must have and maintain a 2.3 GPA. For further information, please contact
current c ommuni ty assistants or residence directors or the Office ol
Housing and Residence Life. (137 Suites on Maple West. I ()')y Maple St .
II P. Indiana. PA 15705, ^24-357-2696.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance (OVR) Students who

have physical or learning disabilities may receive educational benefits
through the OVR. In order to be eligible, students must satisfy the physical
and financial requirements of the agency. For further information, students
should contact their county office of vocational rehabilitation.

Pennsylvania National Guard I Mutational Assistance Program
tl VP): students who join the Pennsylvania Army National Guard are eligi-
ble for a 100-percent tuition grant through the EAP with an additional
S4.500 yearly in Federal Tuition Assistance on top of their (II Bill and (II
Bill kicker. Eligible students make a commitment to serve for six years in
the Pennsylvania National Guard, serving one weekend a month and two
weeks pei \ear In return. thev receive ten semesters of 100-percent tuition
if full time. Part-time students receive prorated tuition assistance Applies
lions and information are available in F6 Pierce Hall or by calling 7 17-861-
8626 or 1-800-GO-GUARD

University Loan Fund

The Financial Aid Office, in conjunction with the Student Cooperative

Association, administers the I nivcrsttv Loan Fund on behalf of [UP stu-
dents 1 o.ins are only available to students who are expecting a financial aid
refund that is vet to be disbursed The maximum loan available will be S300
with repayment to be made in sixty days. No interest will be charged for
these loans Loans will be made to meet educational expenses only
Applications for the University Loan and additional information may be
obtained at the Financial Aid Office.

I he i iiiveisiis Loan Fund encompasses the following individual loan

lennie I Vckerman i oan I und

Robert Hi ih . I oan I und

Mary I diu I legal I oan I und

( oleile ( loinei (leishmaii I Oan I und

Margaret I I I oan I und
Suzanne Marshall I oan I und
lohn llavs Memorial I und
ohvci \\ Heimlich Memorial Loan Fund
w dh. mi Henzelmann Men al I und

M.uv \iine Kolessai I oan fund

lane I I eoii.ud Memorial I "an I und

Mack I oan I und

Rusty Preisenderfei Memorial I oan Fund
Flossie Wagnei Sanford Student Loan fund
Varsity I I oan I und
Norah /ink I oan fund

Veterans Benefits

I he Veterans Affairs < >llice certifies enrollment lor undergraduate and
graduate students who may be eligible for veterans assistance Veterans,
reserv ists. spouses, and children of deceased or disabled veterans should

contact the Veterans Affairs Office prioi to enrollment

Veterans must submit:

I. Application tor Benefits <VA Form 1990)
2 ( crtified 1)0214

Reservists must submit: I. Application for Benefits (VA Form 1940)
2. Notice of Basic Eligibility (DD23X4)

Children of a deceased or disabled veteran whose death or injury was due to
service-related causes may be eligible for educational assistance from the
federal government under Law 634 (Dependents Educational Assistance
Act). Immediately upon acceptance to IUP, men and women who qualify
for such assistance should contact the veterans counselor and submit:
( I ) The Eligible Veteran DD214, (2) Survivors Education Form 22-5490.
and (3) Application for Benefits (VA Form 1990).

A veteran receiving VA benefits must request a change in curriculum clear-
ance from the veterans counselor before changing curriculum. Twelve
credits are required to be considered a full-time undergraduate student by the
Veterans Administration. The minimum full-time requirement for a graduate
student is 9 credits.

In addition to regular sources of financial aid. veterans and dependents ol
veterans may be eligible for VA benefits. For further information, veterans
should contact the Veterans Counselor. 126 Clark Hall, IUP. Indiana. PA
15705. 724-357-3009 or 724-357-2218. You may also review the IUP
veterans website at veterans.

Title IV Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

In order to receive Title IV Federal Student Assistance, students must main-
tain satisfactory academic progress in their course of study. Students must
be in compliance with both the university's Academic Standards Policy and
the Financial Aid Sufficient Progress Policy in order to demonstrate

satisfactory progress.

I hese programs include the Federal Pell Grant. ACG Grant. SMART Grant,
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. Federal Perkins
1 oan. 1 edeial Work Study Program, federal Stafford Loan, and Federal
PLUS Loan.

A student who meets the standard of academic good standing of the Aca-
demic Standards Policy hut who docs not meet the standard of sufficient
quantitative progress may continue in university registration but without
financial aid eligibility for the federal Title IV aid programs.

A full statement of requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress for
Title IV federal Student Assistance is available at the Financial Aid Office.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY Ol PI NNSX. I \ \N I \ I NDI Kl .R \l >t Ml t VTA LOG 2009-2010

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Title IV Financial Aid Sufficient Progress Policy

I he Financial Aid Sufficient Progress Policy applies to undergraduate
students enrolled in the university.

A. Sufficient Progress: To be in good standing on a sufficient progress
basis, a student must have earned at least 75 percent of the cumulative
number of attempted credits at IL'P and complete Ins her degree within the
time frame for degree completion (see Item C of tins policy) and be in
compliance with the university's Academic Standards policy.

"Attempted credits" is the number of credits for which a student is enrolled
at the end of the Drop Add period.

Each student w ill be measured for sufficient progress annually after fall
grade processing. This evaluation will determine if the student has a suffi-
cient percentage of credits earned in order to be eligible for Title IV funding
for the next financial aid award year (Fall term through the following
Summer term).

Students will be notified of their financial aid suspension status when a
completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is on file in
the Financial Aid Office.

B. Financial Aid Suspension: If a student docs not meet the sufficient
percent of progress evaluation after two consecutive annual reviews, then
all Title IV aid for that student will be suspended beginning with the next
financial aid award year (Fall term through the following Summer term).

A student who is in this financial aid suspension status, however, will also be
reviewed at the end of the spring semester and summer terms in order to
evaluate if the percent of progress has been met through additional course-
work. If this improvement to 75 percent of progress is achieved, then the
student's Title IV financial aid suspension will be rescinded beginning with
the next term of enrollment.

C. Time Frame for Degree Completion: In addition to meeting the 75
percent of progress requirement, all students must complete their degTee
requirements within an established time frame. Since enrollment status may
vary from semester to semester, the maximum time frame for degree com-
pletion is measured in terms of credits attempted at IUP plus any credits
accepted in transfer to IUP.

An undergraduate student in a progTam requiring 1 20 credits must complete
the requirements for a bachelor's degree without exceeding 160 credits,
including transfer credits and IUP registered credits. Note that 160 credits
represents 1 33 percent of the credits required for completion of the degree

D. Appeal Process: For students who have experienced unusual circum-
stances which have led to a lack of sufficient progress, such as medical
emergencies or death of a family member, a written appeal may be
submitted to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for consideration of
reinstatement of Title IV aid eligibility.

A student who would like to appeal his or her Title IV financial aid suspen-
sion for the next financial aid award year must submit a written appeal to
the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. This written appeal must specifically
outline the reason(s) for the deficiency and how the student will make up
this deficiency. For students who do not appeal for fall review, or who are
denied an appeal for the fall semester, an appeal for reinstatement of Title
IV aid for the spring term will be accepted for re\ lew.

After reviewing the written appeal of a student in Financial Aid Suspension.
the Financial Aid Appeals Committee ma\ decide to reinstate Title IV
financial aid eligibility for specific periods of the next financial aid award
year. All appeal letters will be answered in writing by the Financial Aid
Appeals Committee as to the approval or denial of the requested financial
aid reinstatement

E. Reinstatement of Title IV Aid Eligibility: I or a student who has
Satisfactory Academic Progress deficiency, one of the following must occur
in order for that student to receive title IV assistance

1. The student can reestablish eligibility lor title IV assistance by
meeting the minimum requirements lor Satisfactory Academic

Progress through additional periods nl enrollment at II I'

2. For a student who has not met the minimum criteria tor Satisfactory

Academic Progress due to unusual or mitigating ( ire umstances ami Mas

filed an appeal(s) which has granted the student continuance ol
financial aid eligibility, Title IV aid funds may he reinstated.

F. Treatment of Audits, Incompletes, and Other tirades: In order
that a student fully understands how various grades and enrollments impact
upon the calculation of Satisfactory Academic Progress, the following
information is provided:

1 . Audits and "S" and "l" Grades: Because course audits and "S" and
"U" grades carry no credits, they are not rc\ icwed or counted for
sufficient progress purposes.

2. Incompletes: Designations of "I." "L," "R," and "*" are treated as
credits attempted zero credits eamed'no effect on QPA. However.
these designations are treated as noncompleted credits and have an
impact in the calculation of the percent of progress measure. (Note:
The "*" is an administrative symbol indicating that a grade was not
submitted by the instructor at the tunc of grade processing )

3. "F" Repeat with Replacement: An "I ■"" repeat with replacement is
treated as credits attempted credits earned with the quality points of
the new grade replacing the 0.00 QP of the original "I " grade. An "F"
repeat has a positive effect on the QPA and the percent of progress
even though it represents an additional number of credits attempted in
regard to the percent oi progress measure.

4. "D" Repeat with Replacement: Repeated classes that are ' D"
replacements to a student's record are treated as credits attempted
zero credits eamedAvith the quality points of the new grade replacing
the 1.00 QP of the "D" grade A "D" repeat with replacement may
improve a student's QPA but decreases your percent of progress.

5. Repeats with Averaging: Courses that arc repeated with averaging
count as credits attempted credits earned with the quality points for
the class averaged into the QPA. The maximum time frame for degree
completion may be impacted by repeat with averaging classes

6. Withdrawals: Designations of "W" and "Q" are treated as credits
attempted zero credits earned no effect on QPA. An) tvpc of "W "
and/or "Q" designation is treated as noncompleted credits in the
calculation of the student's percent of progress standing.

7. Pass/Fail Grades: Pass grades are treated as registered credits credits
earned/no effect on QPA. Fail grades are treated as registered credits
zero credits earned with zero QP averaged into the calculation of

8. Noncredit Courses: Noncredil classes, such as those with Continuing
Education Units (CEUs), are not used in measuring sufficient progress.
since these classes cannot be applied towards degree requirements and
no financial aid may be received for enrollment.

9. Institutional Credits: Institutional credits are counted as registered
credits credits completed. The QP for the course is not averaged into
the student's overall QPA.

10. Cancelled Semester: All credits tor which a grade of "C or better
is earned in that cancelled semester are counted as credits attempted
credits earned

1 1. Fresh Start Program: In the case of students readmitted under the
Fresh Start Program, past semesters will still be considered when
progress is cv aluated.

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Student Programs and Services

I he Krvicea ind programs listed in this section we the result ol collabora
live efforts hv student affairs professionals .mil racult) members to offet
the II P student •> unique and fulfilling undergraduate and it.uIu.iic student
experience I Ik- Division ol Student \ffairs offers ■ variet) "i services and
ins thai support the strategic plan ol II P rhese services and pro
. were designed n> meel the needs ol II I" students as the) learn how to
become leaders fot tomorrow, liv< immunity, make ethical

decisions, accept and appreciate diversity, identify and strengthen pi
lional skills, develop good mental and physical health practices, and
enhance ways to learn and impart knowledge.

Ml services, with the exception ol those in tin.- last several pages of this
section, are undei the direction of the vice president foi Student Affairs

Student Affairs Division Areas

Website: www sludentqffairs

I 111. Ill ,lip Hawks 1/ 111/' iiltl

Rhonda II. Luckey, Vice President for Student Iffairi

Janus I. Begany, Vssodate Vice President for I ■■ ■ nil ■■■ >-n ■
Manage meat

Urrv \ ppoli tnia. Associate Vice President lor student
Development Dean of Students
\ssistant Dean of Students Pun\sutawnc>: Dico G. Turner

Admissions: Michael II Husenits, Director

Advising and resting: ( atherine M. Dugan, Director

Urican American Cultural Center: Carolyn D Princes. Associate

Dean of Students
\th Uiics: Francis 1 Condino, Director
Career Development (enter: Mark Li. Anthony, Directoi
(enter for Health and Well Being

Menhiil, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Ann Sesti

Counseling Center: Rita Drapkin, Department (hair

Health tWAREness: Malinda Cowles

Health Services: Scott R. Gibson. Director
(enter for Student Life: Kathleen R Lindcr. Associate Dean of

financial \id: Patricia C. McCarthy. Director
Mousing and Residence Life: Michael \\ I cMasters, Associate

Dean of Students
Student Cooperative Association: Dennis V Hillings. Executive



Website: 'admissions
I -Mail [email protected]

See the Admissions and Registration section of this catalog for information.

Advising and Testing Center

Website: huh
K-mail: Advising-Teslingfg nip edit

The Advising and resting (enter provides a variety of services to IIP stu-
dents and racult) The center runs orientation programs for entering fresh-
men and transfer students and their parents. It eosponsors Convocation and
contributes to the planning and implementation of the Common I reshman
Reader I he center offers career planning classes and computer-assisted
career counseling to undecided majors; coconducts registration lor January
freshmen, transfers, and regional campus students; processes undergraduate
total universit) withdrawals; serves the needs of students vvith disabilities;
and assists in providing advising information 10 Students and .ulv is, us

Services for Students with Disabilities
Website: advisinglesting

Disability Support Services (a unit of the \dv ising and Testing (enter) is
the primary agent for the provision of access for It P students with physi-

cal, learning, and othei disabilities I acult) and stall members within the
office seive in ensure n P proi ■ im access compliance with Scctioi
ni the Rehabilitation \ii ol 1973 and the Americans with Disability

Students with disabilities who seek services must register wilh the of!

Services provided ma) include, but are nol limited lo, earl) registration;

assistance hi locating accessible housing; equipment loan, test procto

and reading, noietalring; recording ol books; N< l< paper; liaison witi
ulis. o\ K. and H\ s and general ad* ismg and counseling I urthei infi
non ma) he obtained in 216 Pratl Hall or b) calling 724-32 iDi

The Major and Career Exploration Center (MCEC)
Students with undecided majors are encouraged i" explore options foi

majors as carlv as possible while at II P; lo delay doing su may delay

luation Students desiring i" explore majors may mice a I -credit course.
ADVI no Careet I xploration, taught b> the Advising and Testing (enter.

or use the M< 1 < . 2l'i I'r.ill Hall I lie M( EC is open afternoons and early
evenings dining the week 'Son ma) also visit ihc website at www in;

exploremajors Appointments ma) be made by calling 724-357-5701.

African American Cultural Center

Website: nun iup edu aat i

I he African Vmerican (ultural (enter is dedicated In the enhancement of awareness and racial sensitivity. Through educational, cultural,
and social activities, the center strives to foster growth, development,

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