Scholarships and Financial Aid

Graduate students are eligible for financial assistance from externalfederal and university sources. Additionally, Temple students in graduate and professional programs can participate in internships, externships, assistantships and fellowships to receive further financial support. Interested applicants should consult with advisors or department chairs about the application process for their desired position.

Graduate Fellowships

Temple University also offers fellowships to support outstanding students in doctoral programs.

Fellowship recipients receive four years of funding. Two years are spent gaining experience as teaching assistants alongside our outstanding faculty. The remaining two years do not require service so that students will have the opportunity to focus on their research.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time graduate students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.

Federal Work-study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicant’s FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn aid, scholarship and work-study options at Student Financial Services, as well as aid information specific to graduate students.


For questions regarding scholarships and financial aid, contact the admissions representative for your specific program.