School of Social Policy & Practice 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. 


Please refer to SP2’s admissions application for deadlines regarding your specific program. 


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

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

The School of Social Policy & Practice 
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220

Financial Aid Office
3815 Walnut Street
(215) 898-5535
Financial Aid FAQs: 

Admissions Office
3701 Locust Walk
(215) 746-1934