Current Undergraduate Students

Eligible students may start with steps below to apply for federal student aid. Student aid eligibility will help inform state and institutional aid funding options. International Affairs can assist international students with funding resources.

Temple University’s FAFSA code is 003371.

Step 1: Retrieve Your FSA ID

If you need to retrieve your federal student aid (FSA) ID, go to and use the “Forgot Username” and/or “Forgot Password” options to retrieve your information.

If your account is locked, then you will need to contact the Department of Education for assistance in retrieving your information. This may take several days or weeks, so you should file early to ensure you meet the Feb. 1 priority deadline.

Step 2: Submit Your FAFSA

You can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year to Temple University using school code 003371.

  • You should submit the FAFSA prior to Temple University’s priority deadline of Feb. 1. 
  • The FAFSA for the upcoming academic year opens in the fall. 
  • You may need to complete additional requirements—monitor TUportal and your Temple email for information.
Step 3: Monitor TUportal

After completing your FAFSA, Student Financial Services will receive the application for processing.

  1. To monitor the progress, sign into TUportal.
  2. Click on the the Costs and Aid tab.
  3. You can review financial aid requirements within the SFS channel on the Costs and Aid tab.
  4. If additional information is needed, click on the notification and follow the instructions to satisfy the requirements. 

Your financial aid offer will be an estimate until all financial aid requirements are complete. Some requirements prevent students from receiving a financial aid offer, or the financial aid offer may change once required documentation has been processed.

Step 4: Submit Your Financial Aid Offer Decisions

Once issued, you can accept your financial aid offer via TUportal. Currently enrolled students will typically receive a financial aid offer for the upcoming academic year in mid to late June. All financial aid requirements must be complete, and students must be enrolled for the upcoming fall semester, to receive their financial aid offer. To access the financial aid offer,

  1. sign in to TUportal,
  2. click on the Costs and Aid tab,
  3. click on Financial Aid Package,
  4. follow the prompts to review the financial aid information, and
  5. in the Accept Award tab, submit your decision to accept or decline federal student loans or federal work-study grant funding offered to them. Scholarships and grants are automatically accepted and require no further action on TUportal. 

Please note: Unless you are admitted for the spring semester, all aid is split in half between the fall and spring semesters. 

Step 5: Apply For Any Additional Loan (Optional)

Students may need additional loan funding to cover their education-related expenses. Students may utilize additional loans up to the full cost of attendance outlined on the financial aid offer.

  • PLUS loan: Parents of dependent undergraduate students have the option to apply for a federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS loan). 
  • Private loan: Undergraduate students can apply for additional loan funding from private lenders. 
Step 6: Complete Any Loan Requirements

First-time borrowers

First-time borrowers at Temple University will need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling requirements through for their federal student loans.

PLUS loan

Parents who are borrowing a federal PLUS loan will need to complete a Master Promissory Note. If a parent has applied for the PLUS loan with an endorser, or had to appeal their credit check decision for approval, the parent will also have to complete PLUS credit counseling at

Private loan

If you are borrowing a private loan funding should monitor information from your lender to ensure you have completed any necessary requirements, such as accepting the terms and conditions. Late submission of requirements can affect your eligibility.

Step 7: Set Up Direct Deposit

Students who have a credit balance on their account may receive the credit as a refund when their financial aid is disbursed. The fastest way to receive a credit balance is through direct deposit.

  1. Sign in to TUportal.
  2. Click on the Costs and Aid tab.
  3. Click on TUpay.
  4. Click on the Manage My Refunds tab to add your bank account information. 

What else should I know about applying for financial aid?


Cost of Attendance

Use Temple University’s tuition calculator to estimate your cost of attendance. Tuition rates for the upcoming academic year will be finalized in mid-July. 


Students accepted to Temple University can search for additional scholarship opportunities through ScholarshipUniverse as soon as they are admitted to Temple University.

  1. Sign in to TUportal.
  2. Click on the Cost and Aid tab.
  3. Click on the Apply for Scholarships link.

Students can also check with their academic college or department for additional scholarship opportunities.

Maintain Eligibility

How do I continue to receive financial aid each year?

  • Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year by Temple’s priority deadline to continue to be considered for financial aid eligibility. 
    • FAFSA will open for submission in the fall.
    • The priority deadline for Temple is Feb. 1
  • Students must maintain good academic standing and meet satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible for financial aid.
  • Students must complete any outstanding requirements.

Financial Aid Disbursement and Refunds

Financial aid for the semester will begin to disburse approximately two business days prior to the official start of the semester

  • All financial aid and enrollment requirements must be met for financial aid to disburse. 
  • Students enrolled in less than full-time status may see a delay in PLUS loan or private loan disbursement.
  • Changes to enrollment status (full time, part time, etc.) after your financial aid disburses can result in adjustments to your financial aid. This may result in returning funds back to Temple University.
  • Contact Student Financial Services counselor to discuss the impact a change in enrollment status may have on your financial aid eligibility.


Review Your Financial Aid

There are limits to the amount of federal student loan and grant funding you can receive.

  • Check the aggregate total federal student loan funding borrowed, as this can affect future federal student loan eligibility. If you are unsure of how much you have previously borrowed in federal loans, log into to view your federal student loan totals.
  • The federal Pell Grant and PA State Grant also have lifetime usage limitations. Pell Grant or PA State Grant funding you received at a prior institution may affect the amount of remaining grant eligibility you have to finance your degree at Temple University.