Total Cost of Attendance
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a research-focused university located in, you guessed it, Indiana, Pennsylvania. IUP tuition for 2021/22 was $13,144 for in-state students and $18,897 for out-of-state students. The national average for public four-year schools of $10,740 for in-state students and $27,560 for out-of-state students.
Costs for 2021-22
Generally, financial aid is monetary assistance awarded to students based on personal need and merit. Students that qualify for financial aid can use it to pay for college costs like tuition, books, and living expenses.
The federal government is the largest provider of student financial aid. However, aid can also be given by state governments, colleges and universities, private companies, and nonprofits. The different types include:
- Scholarships: These can be awarded by schools and other organizations based on students’ academic excellence, athletic achievement, community involvement, job experience, field of study, and financial need.
- Grants: Generally based on financial need, these can come from federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations.
- Work-study: This federal program provides qualifying students with part-time employment to earn money for expenses while in school.
- Federal student loans: This is money borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education. It comes with fixed interest rates that are typically lower than private loans.
Colleges, universities, and state agencies use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA can be completed online, but note that state and federal and school deadlines may differ.
You can find other financial aid opportunities on databases such as:
- US Department of Education – Search for grants from colleges and universities by state
- College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS) – A global college scholarship application used by select institutions to award financial aid
Private Student Loans
Private loans are funded by private organizations such as banks, online lenders, credit unions, some schools, and state-based or state-affiliated organizations. While Federal student loans have interest rates that are regulated by Congress, private lenders follow a different set of regulations so their qualifications and interest rates can vary widely.
What’s more, private loans have variable or fixed interest rates that may be higher than federal loan interest rates, which are always fixed. Private lenders may (but don’t always) require you to make payments on your loans while you are still in school, compared to federal student loans which you don’t have to start paying back until after you graduate, leave school, or change your enrollment status to less than half-time.
Private loans don’t have a specific application window and can be applied for on an as-needed basis. However, if you think you may need to take out a private loan, it’s a good idea to submit your FAFSA first to see what federal aid you may qualify for as it generally may have better rates and terms.
If you’ve missed the FAFSA deadline or you’re struggling to pay for school throughout the year, private loans can potentially help you make your payments. Just keep in mind that you will need enough lead time for your loan to process and for your lender to send money to your school.
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Projected 4-Year-Degree Price
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Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
In 2021/22, the cost for IUP tuition and fees, as well as room and board, was $25,590 for in-state students and $31,343 for out-of-state students.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Costs for 2021-22
At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you pay per credit for graduate school. If you’re from Pennsylvania, the rate is $516 per credit, with an additional $337.40 in fees. If you’re from another state, the rate is $774 per credit and $443.70 in fees.There are graduate loans available to help with these costs.
Cost per Credit Hour
For in-state students, the cost per credit, including fees, is $505.70. The cost per credit and fees for out-of-state students is $706.
Campus Housing Expenses
Costs for 2021-22
*Based on per-person pricing. Average rate based on available apartments on IUP’s off-campus housing website in 2022.
At IUP, freshmen are required to live on campus. Residential suites include one-, two-, or four-person shared suites, and there are also Living-Learning Communities where students attend classes in a given area of focus as well as live together.
Those who choose to live off-campus can find many options, from studios to shared houses, near campus. This resource can help you find out more about housing at IUP.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate
At 93%, the IUP acceptance rate is high. Most students who apply get in.
So what does it take to apply at IUP? Here’s what’s required with your application, as well as other documents that you may choose to include.
- High school transcript
- SAT or ACT scores
- Letter(s) of recommendation
- Personal essay
- Transcripts for college coursework completed in high school
- AP test scores (to receive academic credit at IUP)
You can apply to IUP here. Fall 2023 application opens on July 1.
SAT and ACT Scores
Test scores are not required with applications through Fall 2022. Here are the 25th and 75th percentile SAT and ACT scores at IUP.
Popular Majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
IUP offers more than 140 majors. Here are the most popular.
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 158
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 154
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 95
4. Communications Media
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 84
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 79
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 75
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 66
8. Exercise Science, Physical Education, & Sport
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 61
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 53
10. Safety, Health, & Applied Environmental Sciences
Undergraduate degrees in 2020-21: 51
- 4 years: 41%
- 6 years: 54%
Post-Graduation Median Earnings
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