IUP has received emergency funding for students.

Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), IUP has received over new emergency federal funding in the amount of over $5 million. The money will be disbursed to students who qualify.

Those who qualify must have exceptional needs and either be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen enrolled in federal financial aid (Title IV) eligible degree or a clock hour certification program.

IUP will determine financial need and the award amount by looking at the result of a students 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). No additional application is required to qualify.

If students have FAFSA and qualify, they will see the grant in their student account by Feb. 26. Approximately 75 percent students will qualify and receive the funding.

The funds added into a students account will not be used to reduce any outstanding balances on that account. They are available either by direct deposit or paper checks. Paper checks will be sent to the student’s address that IUP currently has on file.

Students who fill with FAFSA between today and March 17 will receive funding based on a rolling basis as long as funds remain. Filing can happen via www.studentaid.gov .

Any specific questions can be sent to financial-aid@iup.edu

IUP will use the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine how much a student is going to receive. The EFC is calculated when students file for the 2020-21 financial aid award. A student’s EFC can be seen by the MyIUP page and going to finances, then click on Open Letter where you can find the 2020-21 Financial Aid Award Overview tab.

Students who have 0 EFC qualify for $1200, students with 1 to 5711 EFC qualify for $1000, students with 5712 to 2000 qualify for $800, students with 7001 to 16,000 qualify for $400 and students with 16001+ qualify for $300.

For any questions regarding payment, students can email the Bursar’s Office at bursars-office@iup.edu

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