To receive and retain financial aid, including the student Federal Direct Loan and Parent Loan for Undergraduate students (PLUS), all students (undergraduate, graduate, & professional) must meet certain eligibility requirements.
Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements
- Complete the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1 and no later than Februrary 1 (Temple's undergraduate student FAFSA priority deadline)
- completed FAFSA = a calculated EFC
- institutional grant fundling is limited and not able to be guaranteed year to year
- Pennsylvania residents: complete PA State Grant application by May 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
- Review regularly and complete all Financial Aid Requirements within the TUportal.
- Review Aid Summary for annual cost of attendance.
- 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)
- Meet all PA State Grant and Special Programs funding eligibility requirments, www.pheaa.org. This includes academic credit progress and semester enrollment mode policies.
- 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
- Complete any and all requirements on the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).