Graduate School of Education Checklist

2024-2025 Financial Aid Application Checklist

In order to be considered for federal and Penn financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which requires information from you and your spouse, if applicable.

It is important to check the financial aid information for your school because each graduate school at Penn administers its own financial aid, and may require additional documents to determine your eligibility for institutional grant funding. 


Submit all required applications and documents by May 1, 2024 to ensure timely processing of your financial aid package. Applications received after this date will be processed as quickly as possible. 


Submit the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA) online to the U.S. Department of Education. Both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 FAFSA are required

Penn's Federal School Code is 003378.

For information about changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA, please visit our FAQ.

Financial Aid Registration Form

The 2023-2024 Financial Aid Registration Form is required and is available now. Please consult with your program advisor before submitting the form. The 2024-2025 Registration form will be available in May.

Important Requirements

To receive federal funding, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Make satisfactory academic progress in your program of study

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident

  • Enroll at least half-time in a degree program

  • Not be in default on a Federal educational loan or owe on a federal grant.

  • For the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan program: be determined creditworthy by your lender through a credit check. That is, you cannot have adverse credit history.

Contact Information

For any scholarship questions, please email

3700 Walnut St., 2nd Floor 
(215) 898-6415

Student Affairs Office
3700 Walnut St., 2nd Floor
(215) 898-6456