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Temple University Grant


  • Temple University Grants (TUG) are University-funded, need-based grants for full-time (12 credits or more) undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • Temple University Grants (TUG) are not guaranteed to continue year to year, or for the same amount. The amount of the grant can change year to year as your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA changes year to year, or as other grants and scholarships are added to your financial aid funding offer.  
  • Students may receive a maximum of 8 full-time semester grants.
  • To apply for the Temple University grant a student must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have it completed with a calculated EFC each year by the priority deadline. NOTE: The FAFSA filing priority deadline was March 1 for the 2020-21 financial aid year, but has changed to February 1 for the 2021-22 financial aid year.  
  • Continuing students must meet the Temple University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards each semester to retain eligibility. 
  • Temple University employee dependents receiving Tuition Remission are not eligible to receive the Temple University grant (TUG). 
  • You must report additional funding sources not listed on your financial aid offer, including Tuition Remission, University or non-University scholarships and grants such as Academic Merit scholarships, outside Scholarships, and Grants from all sources to Student Financial Services (SFS).  These additional sources of funding can impact your current financial aid funding offer and eligibility (i.e.; Temple University Grant, Federal, and State Grants and Federal Student Loans).
    • Temple University Grant (TUG) will be reduced or eliminated if we learn of outside scholarship after you are initially packaged. If your financial aid offer does change you will be notified via your Temple University e-mail account when the revised aid offer is ready to view in Self-Service Banner.
  • Enrollment changes during the first few weeks of the semester (drop/add) can affect a student's Temple University grant eligibility. Notify the Student Financial Services office if you are considering reducing your enrollment.