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Eligibility Determination

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, 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).