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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 February 1st priority deadline.   
  • 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).
  • Temple University Grants (TUG) are not tuition restricted (they are not only intended to cover tuition, but rather up to a student's total cost of attendance).  
  • 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) may have to be reduced or eliminated due to the additional resources you an initial aid offer.
    • All adjustment notifications to the financial aid offer will be sent via email and available in real-time ont he financial aid offer int he Costs & Aid tab of the TUportal. 
  • 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.