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, 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
- 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.