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Eligibility Determination

To receive and retain 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 for need-based grant consideration is March 1 and requires a completed FAFSA with a calculated EFC- fundling is limited and never guaranteed)
  • Pennsylvania residents: complete PA State Grant application by May 1st 
  • 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, 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
  • 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