Temple University Grant

Eligibility Criteria

Temple University Grants (TUG) are university-funded, need-based grants for full-time undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Temple University Grants 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. To be considered for this grant, you must

  • complete the FAFSA by the Feb. 1 priority deadline,
  • be pursuing the your first bachelor’s degree,
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress,
  • demonstrate financial need as calculated by the FAFSA,
  • be enrolled full time (12+ credits) and
  • complete all FAFSA-related requirements (such as verification) by June 1.

General Temple University Grant Information

  • Students may receive a maximum of eight full-time semester grants.
  • Temple University employee dependents receiving tuition remission are not eligible to receive the Temple University Grant (TUG).
  • TUGs are not tuition-restricted.
    • These grants are not only intended to cover tuition but can be applied to other education-related expenses. 
  • Students must report additional funding sources not listed on their 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. TUG may have to be reduced or eliminated due to the additional resources reported to SFS after the aid offer is issued.
  • All adjustment notifications to the financial aid offer will be sent via email and available in real time on the financial aid offer in the Costs and Aid tab of the TUportal. 
  • Enrollment changes during the first few weeks of the semester (drop/add) can affect a your Temple University grant eligibility. You should contact SFS if you are considering changing your enrollment (i.e., dropping below full time).

Common Temple University Grant Questions

How do I know if I am eligible for a Temple University Grant?

If offered, Temple University Grants are listed in the Gift Aid section of the financial aid offer.

Why did my Temple University Grant change from last year?

Temple University Grants are a limited fund awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. They are subject the change based on the student’s FAFSA data and other offered awards.

Can I appeal the loss of my grant?

Students should contact SFS to discuss appealing their grant.