The Crucial Info About Temple Financial Aid

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Everything You Should Know About Temple Financial Aid

Temple University (TU or Temple) was founded in 1884 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This public research university has almost 40,000 students who are expected to pay $16,970 for in-state tuition or $29,882 for out-of-state students.

The majority of applicants can’t cover the university expenses and decide to apply for Temple financial aid. You can learn how to be among them with DoNotPay’s guide to the application process. We can also help you if necessary.

Temple University Financial Aid Types You Can Apply For

Students may apply for various types of financial aid if they meet the required criteria. The type of aid determines how long you can keep receiving it as well as the amount you’ll get. At Temple, you can choose between the following:

  1. Scholarships
  2. Grants
  3. Loans
  4. Work-study programs

Scholarship Options at Temple University

Scholarships are a type of financial aid that is either need- or merit-based and does not need to be repaid. Temple University lets you choose between various state, private, and institutional options, including:

  • Air Force ROTC
  • Army ROTC
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship
  • Cecil B. Moore Scholarship
  • Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program
  • DC-CAP (District of Columbia College Access Program) Last Dollar Award
  • Diamond Band Scholarship
  • Maguire Scholarship
  • Mario D. Fantini Scholarship in Education
  • North Philadelphia Neighborhood Scholarship
  • Pennsylvania Governor's School Merit Scholarship
  • Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship
  • RaiseMe
  • Temple University 20/20 Scholarship
  • Tuition Exchange Scholarships

Grants You Can Apply for at Temple University

A grant is a form of gift aid that does not need to be repaid. At Temple University, you can apply for the following:

  • Temple University Grant
  • Federal Grants—Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • State Grants and Special Programs
  • Fly in 4 Grant

Student Loans You Can Apply for at Temple University

If you decide to apply for loans, you should know that this type of aid needs to be repaid with interest. You can choose between:

  • Federal Direct:
    • Subsidized loans
    • Unsubsidized loans
    • PLUS loans
    • Graduate PLUS loans
    • Consolidation loans
  • Private loans

Work-Study Programs at Temple University

The federal work-study program allows students to earn funding to help pay for non-billable educational expenses. You can find jobs:

  • On-campus
  • Off-campus

How To Apply for Financial Aid at Temple University

To be considered for financial aid at Temple University, you first need to complete the required steps within the set deadlines. Proceed as follows:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—This form will determine whether you are eligible for financial aid. Temple's FAFSA priority filing deadline is February 1
  2. Review your financial aid offer
  3. Accept, reduce, or decline the aid offered

It is possible that Temple University rejects your application or makes you an unsatisfactory offer. In those situations, you should file a financial aid appeal!

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If you want to avoid the tedious process of writing a financial aid appeal letter on your own, you should turn to DoNotPay for help. Our app will handle the task in a matter of minutes and mail the letter to Temple University on your behalf. You only need to:

  1. Find our Appeal for More Financial Aid product
  2. Give us the details about financial aid offers from all the universities you applied to
  3. Inform us about your family’s income and financial status

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Getting in Touch With the Temple University Financial Aid Office

Temple University’s Office of Student Financial Services is currently only working remotely. If you have additional questions, you can get in touch with the staff in the following ways:

  1. Via email
  2. Over the phone
  3. Via virtual appointments

How To Get in Touch With Temple’s Financial Aid Office via Email

You can contact one of the financial aid office members by email following these steps:

  1. Compose a formal email
  2. Write any questions you have
  3. Include the 9-digit TUID number
  4. Send the email to

How To Get in Touch With Temple’s Financial Aid Office Over the Phone

To get more information about financial aid over the phone, complete these steps:

  1. Call 215-204-2244
  2. Explain the reason for your call
  3. Provide the financial aid office staff member with the 9-digit TUID number
  4. Give any other info the rep requests

How To Set Up a Virtual Appointment With a Financial Aid Advisor at Temple

You can make a virtual meeting appointment with a financial aid advisor at Temple by following these steps:

  1. Download the QLESS app
  2. Pick the Temple Student Financial Services Appointment queue
  3. Type in the student name
  4. Enter the 9-digit TUID number and mobile phone number

You will receive a call at the number provided by a Financial Aid Administrator.

Temple Financial Aid Office Hours

Even though there are no in-person appointments at Temple at the moment, you still need to respect the working hours of the staff. If you decide to contact them:

  • Over the phone—Call from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Via a virtual meeting—Join the meeting between Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. or on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m

Financial Aid Offers From Other Universities

You should never put all your eggs in one basket—make sure to explore what financial aid options other schools have to offer. DoNotPay has created guides to many popular schools you can see in the table below:

University of California, San Diego Financial AidRutgers University Financial AidStanford University Financial Aid
New York University Financial AidUniversity of California, Los Angeles Financial AidUniversity of California, Davis Financial Aid
MIT Financial AidUniversity of California, Berkeley Financial AidColumbia University Financial Aid
Harvard University Financial AidPurdue University Financial AidYale University Financial Aid

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