First-time Undergraduate Transfer

If you plan to transfer to Temple University, follow these steps to in order to receive a financial aid offer in an efficient and timely manner.

Temple University’s FAFSA code is 003371.

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA) put together a helpful guide for understanding the financial aid process. It is also available in Spanish.

The below information pertains to the 2023-2024 FAFSA. Information on the 2024-2025 FAFSA is available on the 2024-2025 Apply page.

Update Your FAFSA

As soon as you apply to Temple University, update your FAFSA.

  1. Log into to access your FAFSA.
  2. Click “Make FAFSA Corrections.”
  3. Enter your FSA ID.
  4. Enter Temple’s school code: 003371.
  5. Submit your new information.
Priority Deadline
  • Newly admitted students for a fall semester start: Temple University’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is Feb. 1.
  • Newly admitted students for a spring semester start: Temple University’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is Dec. 1 for the first term as a new spring admit. 

After the priority deadline passes, financial aid funding offers will continue to be made, but all funding sources may not be available.

Notify Your Current School

As soon as you submit your enrollment deposit for admission to Temple University, notify the financial aid office of your current institution. They can cancel all financial aid offered to you for the semester you will be starting at Temple University.    

Review Remaining Financial Aid Eligibility

There are limitations on certain types of financial aid. 

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Pennsylvania State Grant
  • Federal Subsidized loan
  • Federal Unsubsidized loan

Check your federal financial aid history at If you are a Pennsylvania resident, check your state grant eligibility at

Federal Direct Loans
  • Request your current school’s financial aid office to cancel all pending Direct Loan funding (Federal subsidized, Federal unsubsidized, Parent PLUS) certified on your behalf.
  • Go to to complete Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note to include Temple University.
  • Federal PLUS loans do not transfer to the new school. Parents must reapply for the PLUS loan through
Pennsylvania State Grant Recipients
  • Recipients of Pennsylvania State Grant must contact PHEAA to have their grant transferred to Temple University.
    • Log into
    • Use the Update School Information link to add Temple University as your new school.
Private Student Loans
  • Request your current school’s financial aid office to cancel all pending private student loan disbursements certified on your behalf.
  • Students must reapply for private student loan funding with their lender once transferring to another school.
  • Review Temple’s Private Student Loan Certification policy for more information on how private loans are certified and expected processing time frames. 
Available Funding

The types of financial aid available to transfer students are determined by individual eligibility (after filing FAFSA) and availability of funding at the university. Student Financial Services awards financial aid based on financial need, which is determined by subtracting the expected family contribution (EFC) from the cost of attendance.

Temple’s Office of Undergraduate Studies oversees the development and implementation of policies and practices related to transfer credits, the development and ongoing support of community college partnerships, and collaborates with other offices within the university to provide information and resources on transfer credit equivalencies for current and prospective students.

The amount of credits you transfer into Temple University may affect your grade level. Your grade level can affect the total amount of federal loan funding a student can borrow in an academic year. Transfer credits also affect satisfactory academic progress, as transfer credits are part of a student’s total attempted credits used to calculated a student’s pace.