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Grants, Scholarships and Loans

The following grants and scholarships have individual eligibility requirements and procedures. Be sure to read the requirements for each carefully.

Temple University Grants

Temple University Grants are institutional funds available to students as a way of supplementing other aid sources. These funds are awarded based on need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), with priority given to applicants whose FAFSA is received by the federal processor by March 1.

Temple University Scholarships

Entering freshmen with excellent high school grades and test scores are offered four-year academic merit scholarships. The award is made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of acceptance based on the admission application.

New transfer students with strong grades earned at their transfer institutions are offered three-year academic merit scholarships. The award is made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of acceptance based on the admission application.

Additional details are provided on the Undergraduate Admissions web site at http://admissions.temple.edu/cost-and-aid.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are available in all varsity sports. The number of scholarships, requirements, standards, and awards are controlled by Temple University and by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For further information, contact the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, 215-204-2571.

ROTC Scholarships and Grants

See Military Science under the Academic Opportunities section of the Bulletin.

State and Federal Grant Programs

To be eligible for the following grants, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania funds a grant program for undergraduate Pennsylvania residents who will be matriculated students enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) and part-time (6-11 credits) during the academic year. This program is administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Please see more information at www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/state-grant-program/index.shtml.

Non-Pennsylvania residents should check with their respective state agency for state grant information.  The U.S. Department of Education provides a full list of higher education agencies by state at the Education Resource Organizations Directory web site at http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list_by_territory.cfm.

Students residing in states other than Pennsylvania can contact their state education department directly to inquire about scholarship and grant opportunities.  A directory of state educational grant agencies can also be found online through the U.S. Department of Education's Education Resource Organizations Directory.

Not all state grant programs are transferable if a student is attending a school outside of their home state.

Federal Pell Grants

To be eligible for a Pell Grant, one must be a matriculated student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program who has not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Notification of awards will be made in the student's award letter.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is a federal grant program administered by the university. Awards are based on exceptional need and availability of funds.

 

Student Loans

Federal Perkins Loans

Perkins Loans are made by the university from funds provided by the Federal government. These loans are included as part of the financial aid package. The amount of the loan is based on the student's need and availability of funds.

Federal Direct Student Loans

Direct Loans are available to undergraduate students enrolled for at least six (6) credits per semester.

 

Annual Subsidized Limits

  • 1st Year Undergraduates = $3,500
  • 2nd Year Undergraduates = $4,500
  • Remaining Undergraduate Years = $5,500
  • Preparatory Coursework Needed to Enroll as Undergraduate = $2,625

 

Annual Unsubsidized Limits

  • Dependent undergraduates whose parents can borrow PLUS = $2,000
  • 1st and 2nd year undergraduate dependent students whose parents cannot borrow PLUS and independent students = $6,000
  • Remaining undergraduate years for dependent students whose parents cannot borrow PLUS and independent students = $7,000

 

Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

PLUS loans are available to the parents of undergraduate students. A credit check is required for eligibility for the Parent PLUS loan. Parents may borrow amounts not to exceed the cost of attendance.

Nursing Student Loans (NSL)

NSL are made by the university from funds provided by the federal government. These loans are included as part of the financial aid package. The amount of the loan is based on the student's need and availability of funds. Students may borrow up to $2,500 per academic year.

Pharmacy Health Profession Loans

Pharmacy Health Profession Loans are made by the university based on demonstrated financial need. Funds are provided by the federal government. Pharmacy students may borrow a maximum of $2,500 plus the cost of tuition.

Alternative Educational Loans

Student loans are available from private lenders. The majority of the lenders of these loans require the student borrower to have a credit worthy cosigner, and the interest rate is variable and determined by the credit score of the borrower and cosigner. These loans also require school certification, and the student must be enrolled at least half time and making satisfactory academic progress. Consult with the lender for specific eligibility requirements.

Entrance/Exit Interviews

Federal law requires that every student borrowing from the programs listed above complete entrance counseling online at www.studentloans.gov for first time borrowers at Temple University. An exit interview will be required just prior to graduation or if a student attends less than half time or takes a leave of absence.

Direct loan funds will not be released without the entrance counseling requirement. Any student withdrawing from the university before graduation must complete an exit interview.

More information is available on the Bursar's Office web site at http://bursar.temple.edu/loan-services/loan-counseling.

 

Other Programs

A number of Temple's schools and colleges have privately-sponsored scholarships available for students in their programs. Details may be found in the individual school or college descriptions.

In addition to the scholarships available through Temple University, a wide range of scholarships, fellowships, and internships are available on a competitive basis to students during and immediately after their undergraduate careers. The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies provides information about these opportunities and support for students interested in preparing applications.  For more information, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/index.htm#scholarships.

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