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Paying for Temple University

January 23, 2019

Temple University encourages its students to apply early for optimum financial aid consideration. This includes not only applying for admissions early, but also submitting the FAFSA form for need-based aid consideration. Financial aid based on need will be awarded to students in various forms. Students may be eligible for scholarships, various types of grants including institutional, PA state grants, and federal grants, federal student and parent loans, and federal work-study and/or  summer federal work-study programs. Additional financial assistance can be found with specific centers and schools offering  their own scholarships. Temple University is home to the Supplemental Academic Scholarship (SAS) Program which provides awards to students based on financial need. In order for students to be considered, there is a Supplemental Academic Scholarship Common Application. There are various eligibility requirements depending upon the award and most are renewable when students fill out the SAS Renewal Application.


Temple University takes pride in helping students navigate how they will pay for their education with options for veterans, students studying in the summer, providing continuing student merit scholarship opportunities, nand providing scholarships for students with disabilities, scholarship programs for studying abroad, and students attending the Ambler campus. For additional financial aid and money management information, students can visit the student consumer information page and the frequently asked questions for answers to many questions.


Temple's Fly in 4 Program provides need-based grants to students to help them earn their degree in no more than 4 years. This unique program provides students with academic advising opportunities and ample class availability to ensure that they are able to meet this goal and save themselves an extra year of tuition for going over 4 years of college. More information on this program and the potential grants and money-saving strategies can be found here.


On Temple University’s Financial Aid page there is helpful Financial Planning tab. The drop down menu includes resources and information on Financing Your Education (with links to Temple's Money Matters Loan and Money Management Page and You Can Deal With It Loan Assistance and Informational Site), Educational Tax Credits, Budgeting Skills and Techniques, and Credit Card Facts.


Temple's Money Matters Loan and Money Management Page provides quick tips and informational resources to help students navigate financial aid processes, financing education topics, and other budgeting and money management information. This page links to Financial Avenue and Temple's Cash Course page which provides additional information to students on these topics along with a link to planning for a successful career on its career center page. This helpful page provides additional information in its financial glossary, information about financing a student education, information on navigating the entire loan process, and all things related to credit.


On this page, students can link to Temple University’s Diamond Dollars Program which allows students to use its campus-based debit program to avoid having to carry cash. The Diamond Dollars debit card can be used for many on-campus purchases. Students can visit the Financial Facts of Life page which provides information and tips on everyday financial concerns and links to a Money Matters on Campus page which conducts research and reports on how students manage their money and future from a financial perspective.