Make sure you are familiar with all of your student rights and responsibilities. Each year, more than 31,000 Temple University students request student financial assistance to help with the cost of education. Federal, state, and institutional resources partner with you and your family to help meet your educational costs.
- Read all materials sent to you from the Student Financial Services office and other awarding agencies (i.e. PHEAA, Federal Loan Servicing). Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms you sign.
- Complete and submit application materials to the appropriate agencies within required or recommended time frames.
- Know and comply with the rules governing the aid you receive. These rules include but are not limited to: one, you must not be in default on any prior educational loan and two, you must not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) due to repayment or adjustment.
- Provide documentation, federal tax return transcripts, W-2s, and any additional information requested by our office.
- Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements you sign.
- Review all Temple University Bursar office e-bill notifications sent to your TUmail account to ensure your student account is up to date.
- Authorize a parent or other appropriate person(s) to view and pay your student e-bills in TUpay (Temple University’s official e-billing and payment website). Each person you grant access will receive an e-mail notification whenever you have an e-bill notice sent to you. Once you are on the TUpay site, click "Authorize Payers" to begin the process.
- Sign-up for Temple Electronic Direct Deposit (TEDD) in the Student Tools Tab of the TUportal. Enter accurate banking information so future student refunds are issued electronically via direct deposit. This will ensure you are obtaining your funding in the fastest and safest way. Electronic payments are processed nightly; paper checks are issued less frequently. Once you are in the TEDD site, click the light blue "Change my payment method" button near the bottom of the page to set-up direct deposit for the first time.
- Use student financial aid solely for direct educational costs and related living expenses.
- Know the financial aid implications of dropping a course or withdrawing from Temple University.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- Keep your local and permanent addresses current within Self Service Banner (SSB) section of the TUportal by selecting the “Personal Information” button.
- Report private/outside sources of student financial aid (i.e. grants, scholarships, employer tuition remission) to the Student Financial Services. Please submit a copy of all outside scholarship notification letters to Student Financial Services, Attention: Outside Scholarships or fax to 215-204-5897.
- Know the correct procedures for applying for student financial aid, your cost of attendance, and the types of aid available.
- Complete the Family Educational Rights and Privacy waiver (FERPA). This will authorize your parent or others you select to have access to your academic records and financial aid information. You can enter or update FERPA Waiver information in the Student section of Self-Service Banner within the TUportal.
- Know how financial need is determined, what the criteria are for awarding aid, and how satisfactory academic progress is determined.
- Understand the type and amount of assistance you will receive and the timing of when you will receive your financial aid funds.
- Know the conditions of any loan you accept.
- Know the terms, conditions, and pay rate for any work-study job you accept.