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Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are funds awarded to a student by a third party or outside organization from Temple University. Third parties include agencies, organizations, communities, high schools or persons not affiliated with Temple University or any of its campuses. These awards will be applied to the student e-bill and/or refunded to the student as approved by the organization. The SFS office will apply all scholarship awards to the student account for the year (evenly split between the fall and spring terms).

Outside Scholarship Policy for Students Receiving Financial Aid

Under Federal Law and Temple University policy, any outside scholarship a student receives must be taken into account when determining eligibility for need-based financial aid and loans.  Students must report all anticipated outside scholarships and any other outside financial resources to the Student Financial Services office: 

The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) cannot accept forms sent via email. Please review below for more information.

  • Enrollment Forms - see the Office of the University Registrar for more information, https://registrar.temple.edu/verifications 
  • Scholarship Forms that require SFS Office completion- Call or Email SFS and we'll update your student account with a requirement that will allow you to directly upload the form via the SFS Channel within the Costs & Aid tab of your TUportal.
  • Scholarship Letters for information purposes - Call or Email SFS and we'll update your student account with a requirement that will allow you to directly upload the form via the SFS Channel within the Costs & Aid tab of your TUportal.

Impact of outside scholarship funding on financial aid award

Undergraduate Students

The outside aid will first be used to cover unmet financial need as calculated from the institutional cost of attendance, less the family contribution, and less all financial aid. After unmet need has been exhausted, adjustments to federal student loans and/or work study will be made as necessary. Temple institutional grants will only be adjusted after the loans and work study portion of the aid have been reduced and the amount of the additional resources still exceeds the unmet need.  Temple institutional scholarships will not be affected.  The total amount of all financial aid, scholarships and loans cannot exceed the cost of attendance.   

Graduate Students

The total amount of all financial aid, scholarships and loans cannot exceed the cost of attendance.  Students may not accept multiple awards that duplicate coverage of tuition, fees, or other educational expenses.

Reporting outside scholarships

To report outside scholarship(s) payments that will be sent to Temple University on behalf of a student, the student must send a copy of the notification letter of the scholarship or award to the Student Financial Services office prior to receiving the funds. These letters help notify Temple University that payment is forthcoming. Copies of these letters should be emailed the Student Financial Services office attention "Outside Scholarships". Forward all correspondence that include student name and Temple University ID# to:

Temple University Student Financial Services
Attn: Outside Scholarships
1801 N. Broad Street
Ground Floor, Conwell Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Fax 215-204-5897
Email sfs@temple.edu

Verification of financial need and cost of attendance

Requests for verification of financial need or cost of attendance for outside scholarship purposes only, can be emailed to the Student Financial Services office attention "Outside Scholarships". Forward all correspondence that include student name and Temple University ID# to:

Temple University Student Financial Services
Attn: Outside Scholarships
1801 N. Broad Street
Ground Floor, Conwell Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Fax 215-204-5897
Email sfs@temple.edu

Verification of enrollment

see the Office of the University Registrar for more information, https://registrar.temple.edu/verifications 

outside scholarship checks

All outside scholarship checks should be made payable to Temple University and mailed to Outside Scholarship Payment Processing (address below). The student's full name and Temple University ID# must be included in the memo section of the check. If a check is made payable to the student and Temple University, the student must endorse the check before it can be deposited and credited to the student's balance statement.

Mail checks to:

Temple University Bursar's Office
Attn: Outside Scholarship Payment Processing
1803 N. Broad Street
216 Carnell Hall 
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone 215-204-7269 and Fax 215-204-5418

third party billing contracts and invoices

Some donors require Temple University to send a student invoice before they will provide payment, in some cases students can access their Student Account Statement (SAS) from the Costs & Aid tab of the TUportal or contact the Bursar's Office.