To receive and retain student financial aid, including the Federal Direct and PLUS Loans, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students must meet certain eligibility requirements.
Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually and as early as October 1 (Temple’s priority deadline is March 1)
- Sign statements on the FAFSA stating that:
- you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
- you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
- Comply with Temple University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
- Remain in good standing on educational loans and grants per the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS)
- Remain enrolled at least part-time per semester for Federal loans (6 credits as an undergraduate student and 4.5 credits as a graduate student)
- Be enrolled in an eligible degree program at Temple University
- Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security Number
- Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
- Be registered for the Selective Service if you are male and 18-25 years of age. For those that did not register between the age range, click here.
- Comply with any and all requirements made by Student Financial Services- review Financial Section of the TUportal
- Comply with any and all federal verification requests made by Student Financial Services