School of Nursing Checklist

2022-2023 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, 2022 to ensure timely processing of your financial aid package. Applications received after this date will be processed as quickly as possible. 

The FAFSA is available each year starting on October 1, so you can get an early start on next year's application.


Submit the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA) online to the U.S. Department of Education.

We suggest using the IRS data retrieval tool for accuracy.

Penn's Federal School Code is 003378.


Important Requirements

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

  • Demonstrate financial need, (except for the Federal Direct Loan and Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan)

  • 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

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