Eligibility Requirements

To receive and retain financial aid, including the student federal Direct Loan and PLUS loan, all students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) must meet certain eligibility requirements.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1 and no later than Feb. 1 (Temple's priority deadline for undergraduate students).
    • Complete your corresponding state grant application, if applicable.
    • Pennsylvania residents: Complete PA State Grant application by May 1.
    • Students must meet all PA State Grant and special programs funding eligibility requirements, including academic credit progress and semester enrollment mode policies. 
  • Review regularly and complete all financial aid requirements within the TUportal. 
  • Review Aid Summary for annual cost of attendance.
  • Comply with Temple University‚Äôs satisfactory academic progress standards.
  • Remain in good standing on educational loans and grants per the National Student Loan Database System.
  • Remain enrolled at least part-time per semester for federal loans (six credits as an undergraduate student and 4.5 credits as a graduate student).
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree program at Temple University.
  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen 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.