Important Financial Aid Information for Graduate Students
- No Grant Eligibility for Graduate students
- Must be registered and taking a minimum of 6.0 credits hours (half time status) to be eligible for loan assistance.
- Non-matriculated students are eligible for $12,500 per Award year.
- Graduate students are eligible for the maximum Federal Stafford Loan.
Annual Loan Limit is $20,500
Maximum Unsubsidized Loans Only for Graduate Students
NOTE: The subsidy of the loan is determined by the schools financial aid office. If you do not have sufficient need to qualify for a subsidized loan, you may qualify for an unsubsidized loan. Loan eligibility is determined by the students undergraduate loan amounts/limits and current need. Also, the school may limit the amount that you can borrow based on your enrollment status and credit/clock hours.
Steps for applying for financial aid
Fill out an Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov
Temple´s school code is 003371. The FAFSA can be signed electronically using a PIN number assigned to you by the USDE. If you do not already have a PIN established or you forgot your PIN number you can request one at www.pin.ed.gov
Go to www.temple.edu/sfs and select Forms from the left hand side of the page. Select the appropriate form for your status, Graduate or Non Matriculated. Non matriculated students must complete the Non-matriculated Student FFELP Eligibility Exception form (This form must be signed by an advisor) You may fax the form to main campus at 215-204-5897. Call to confirm it's been received within 3 to 5 business days at 215-204-2244.
Complete the online Entrance Counseling Session online at http://www.Studentloans.gov.
This is a government requirement when borrowing Federal loan assistance. The funds will be returned if the Entrance Interview is not complete.
Go to www.Studentloans.gov and complete and sign the DLP Master Promissory Note. The application must be signed electronically using your PIN#. The same PIN# you used to sign your FAFSA
Check TuPortal Self-Service Banner. Your financial aid award will be updated on the Banner System. No Access to Banner call Temple Help Desk (215) 204-8000.