May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Institutional Fees



*The university reserves the right to change its fees without notice. The fee schedule is subject to change; these figures are to be considered simply as an estimate. The most current fee schedule can be obtained by writing to the IUP Office of Admissions, by phoning 724-357-2230, or by visiting the website http://www.iup.edu/student-billing/.

Tuition

Tuition covers the keeping of student records, use of the library, student welfare, and laboratory facilities. The most current fee schedule for in-state and out-of-state students can be obtained by visiting the website http://www.iup.edu/student-billing/.

An in-state student is one who has been domiciled in Pennsylvania for at least one year preceding attendance at any institution of higher education in the state of Pennsylvania. A minor is presumed to have the domicile of his/her parents or legal guardian. Students who have any questions concerning their domicile should read the official text of the rules, as published in Volume 22, Pennsylvania Code, Section 507.1 through 507.11.

Dining Plan Fee

Current dining plans and rates can be found at: www.iup.edu/housing. Residential students are required to have a dining plan and can select from six plans. Meals provided through these plans are for the use of the contract holder only. Flex money can be carried from fall to spring semester; however, any portion not used by the end of the spring semester will be forfeited. Flex may be used for guests.

Wellness Fees

All students enrolled on the Indiana campus pay a Wellness Fee. Students enrolled on other campuses are not assessed this fee. The services of the Center for Health and Well-Being are supported by student wellness fees. These services include the Health Service; Counseling Center; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Fitness and Recreation; Health AWAREness; Haven Project; Nutrition Connection programs; Disability Services; and Athletics.

The Wellness Fee will be based upon the number of credits taken. Students will be charged $20.00 per credit, with a cap of 15 credits. Students from other campuses may choose to pay this fee and receive care on the main campus.

Additional charges may be necessary depending on the service provided. The Wellness Fee may be reduced or waived in certain circumstances. By reducing or waiving the fee, students are no longer able to access all services at the Center for Health and Well-Being. For detailed information about available services or fee waivers, visit www.iup.edu/chwb.

Instructional Fee

All students are charged an instructional fee to support academic equipment, library resources, maintenance and repair projects, recreational facilities, and the advancement of technologies. The fee is $34.20 per credit for resident students wtih a max of $410.40. The fee is $83.40 per credit for nonresident students with a max of $1,000.80.

Registration Fee

All students are charged a registration fee of $32 per semester.

Miscellaneous Costs

In some courses, students are required to obtain supplies and materials to complete course projects. In many courses, a student may make a voluntary contribution to a cooperative fund established for the purpose of obtaining these supplies and/or services at a lower cost. Examples are art courses, field trips, etc.

Other Costs

In addition to the listed fees, the average student will require $500-$1,200 per semester for books, gymnastic costume, student organization dues, personal expenses, etc. These charges are not direct university charges.

Residence Hall Fee

Current housing rates can be found at www.iup.edu/housing. Resident students are required to have a dining plan and can select from six plans (see Dining Plan Fee).

Student Activity Fee

This fee is collected from all students and administered through the Student Cooperative Association under regulations approved by the Council of Trustees. This fee covers the cost of student activities in recreation, athletics, lectures, entertainment, student organizations, student publications, etc. and is payable in one lump sum for the semester. The Student Activity Fee is assessed each semester on a per-credit basis as follows: $35 per credit for all students, capped at 15 credits ($525) for undergraduate students and 12 credits ($420) for graduate students. This fee is assessed only to students attending the Indiana and Punxsutawney campuses.

Student Service Fee

This fee will be used to support programming and services that support out-of-classroom experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students will be assessed $17 per credit cap at ($255.00) and graduate students, $14 per credit.

Transportation Fee

This fee of $18 is assessed to students to address issues related to parking and to improve the transportation system available to students, including increased bus service.

Technology Tuition Fee

This fee is assessed for the purpose of acquiring, installing, and maintaining up-to-date and emerging technologies to enhance student learning outcomes. The fee will be assessed to all students per semester as follows:

Pennsylvania residents: $20 to a maximum of $252
Nonresident students: $30 to a maximum of $372

Summer Sessions Fees

Basic Tuition Fee

The most current fee schedule can be obtained by writing to the IUP Office of Admissions, by phoning 724-357-2230, or by visiting the website http://www.iup.edu/student-billing/.

Summer Dining Plan Fees

Current summer dining fees can be found at www.iup.edu/housing. Students are charged for each session according to the number of weeks they require housing. Resident students can select from two dining plans, 19 meals per week or 14 meals per week.

Summer Instructional Fee

All students are charged an instructional fee to support academic equipment, library resources, maintenance and repair projects, recreational facilities, and the advancement of technologies. This fee is $34.20 per credit for in-state students and $83.50 per credit for out-of-state students.

Summer Registration Fee

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

Summer Residence Hall Fee

Current summer housing fees can be found at www.iup.edu/housing. Students are charged for each session according to the number of weeks they require housing. Resident students can select from two dining plans, 19 meals per week or 14 meals per week.

Summer Student Activity Fee

This fee in the summer is $42 per credit for undergraduate students.

Summer Student Services Fee

This fee in the summer is $17 per credit for undergraduate students.

Summer Student Wellness Fee

There is no mandatory wellness fee in the summer. All summer student health fees are optional. For further information, contact the Center for Health and Well-Being at 724-357-9355.

Summer Technology Tuition Fee

This fee is assessed to all students per summer session as follows:

In-state: $20/credit Out-of-state: $30/credit

Winter Session and Distance Education Only Fees

Basic Tuition Fee

The most current fee schedule can be obtained by writing to the IUP Office of Admissions, by phoning 724-357-2230, or by visiting the website http://www.iup.edu/student-billing/.

Winter Session and Distance Education Only Instructional Fee

All students are charged an instructional fee to support academic equipment, library resources, maintenance and repair projects, recreational facilities, and the advancement of technologies. This fee is $34.20 per credit for in-state students and $83.40 per credit for out-of-state students.

Winter Session and Distance Education Only Registration Fee

All students are charged a registration fee of $32 for the winter session or distance education-only.

Winter Session and Distance Education Only Student Services Fee

This fee in the winter session or distance education-only is $17 per credit for undergraduate students.

Winter Session and Distance Education Only Technology Tuition Fee

This fee is assessed to all students per winter session or distance education only as follows:

In-state: $20/credit Out-of-state: $30/credit

Special Fees

Additional Course Fees

Additional fees may be attached to some courses; standard tuition fees are also charged. Courses currently carrying additional fees follow.

  • Applied Music Fee: $100 per credit-Students enrolled in applied music (APMU) courses will be assessed this fee.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable $25 application fee must accompany the application for admission to the university.

Advance Deposit Fee

An advance deposit-tuition fee of $150 is required of all incoming freshmen to reserve a space in the freshman class and a dormitory room if applicable (fall semester only). These deposits are nonrefundable.

Audit Fee

Full instructional fees are assessed for each course audited, with the exception that people on Social Security or equivalent retirement benefits are given remission of basic fees for such classes where space is available.

Bad Check Charge

A fee of up to $34 for handling charges will be assessed for each check or draft not honored by the bank upon which the check or draft was drawn for any reason, except in the event of a verifiable bank error.

Clinical Laboratory Registration Fee

A registration fee of $32 will be paid to IUP. This fee is for students enrolled at IUP but attending classes at a designated clinical facility. Tuition, room, and board charged for these students are to be paid by the student directly to the hospital or institution.

Damage Fee

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

Disney International Program Fee

International students participating in the five- to seven-month Disney Reciprocal Exchange Program through the Office of International Education are assessed a fee of $2,000.

Evacuation and Repatriation Fee

All registered international students will be charged this fee of $40 per fall semester, $55 for spring, and $25 for summer.

Examination for Credit Fee

A fee of $40 will be assessed for each examination taken for credit.

I-Card Production Fee

A nonrefundable $15 fee is charged to all incoming students for production of their I-Card. There is also a $15 I-Card replacement fee for all replacement I-Cards.

Immigration Fee

All registered international students will be charged a nonrefundable immigration fee of $75 per semester.

Installment Payment Fee

A nonrefundable fee per semester is charged to students participating in the monthly installment payment plan. $50 for 4 payments, $45 for 3 payments, and $40 for 2 payments.

International Student Orientation Fee

This fee of $125 is charged to all international students who register for the IUP orientation program to support associated costs.

International Student Placement Testing Fee

This fee of $45 is charged to all international students who test.

Student Conduct Fines and Fees for Service

Based on disciplinary sanctions, the following fines and fees may be assessed:

BASICS-Alcohol/Cannabis (fee for service) $75
Chemical Health Assessment (fee for service) $45
Disciplinary Probation (fine) $150
Stayed Removal from Residential Building (fine) $150
Removal/ban from Residential Building (fine) $150
Stayed Suspension (fine) $200
Suspension (fine) $300

Late Payment Fee

A fee of $30 will be assessed on each monthly payment received five days after the due date, with a maximum of $120 per semester.

National Student Exchange Program Fee

A one-time $300 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 education technology to cover operating costs for services and instructional support at off-campus sites.

Portfolio Application/Assessment Fee

A nonrefundable $15 fee will be charged to a student for each portfolio application per course. Before the assessment, a nonrefundable fee of one-half the current tuition per credit is required.

Teacher Certification Fee

A fee of $60 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.

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 $155 for the one-day testing program and $255 for the two-day program are charged. The placement retesting fee is $30. Please see the catalog section Academic Success Center (ASC@IUP)  on New Student Orientation for further information about the orientation programs for new freshman and transfer students.

Transcript Fees

Printed and electronic transcripts ordered online cost $10/copy and are processed the same business day. All details and complete instructions are found on the Office of the Registrar’s website, www.iup.edu/registrar.

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

Billing and Payments

All bills are available online through IUP EasyPay, which can be accessed through MyIUP. Students may choose from two different payment plans; otherwise, it is recommended that payment be made in full. Payment by American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA, and ACH e-checks is available online. Payment can also be made by mail to the Office of Student Billing.

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 Office of the Registrar will be notified of this delinquency and advised to refrain from allowing the student to make further registration transactions, from reporting the student’s grades, and from issuing any transcripts for that student’s work until the delinquent account has been satisfied. Faculty members will submit a grade for the financially delinquent student; however, requests from the student will not be honored, and official reports will be released by the Office of the Registrar only after the student has cleared his or her account or has established a payment plan satisfactory to the Office of Student Billing.

Delinquent Accounts

Students are not permitted to enroll for any semester, receive transcripts, or graduate until all account balances have been paid in full. Also, credit will not be certified to any other institution until all overdue accounts have been paid. A late payment fee of $30 will be assessed each month on accounts that are not paid within five days of the due date with a maximum of $120 per semester. The same regulations will also be applied to inter-semester payments.

Undergraduate students desiring to leave school before the close of a semester must report to the Department for Disability Access and Advising and to the Office of Student Billing to settle all unpaid accounts.

Payment of Financial Aid

Financial aid programs that can be deducted from a student’s university bill include Federal Direct Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Pennsylvania State Grant, and IUP scholarships.

Federal Work Study earnings are paid directly to the student every other week and thus are not used for billing purposes. All other financial aid is paid directly to the student’s account. If a credit balance exists after satisfying all IUP charges, excess funds will be refunded to the student for other educational expenses.

IUP Refund Policy

For a copy of IUP’s Refund Policy or a sample refund calculation, please contact the Office of Student Billing at 724-357-2207. The Refund Policy is also available at http://www.iup.edu/student-billing/.