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Highly Aided Students

Penn is proud of its commitment to meet every undergraduate student’s demonstrated financial need with a grant-based financial aid package. As part of the Penn First Plus initiative, we make a special commitment to make Penn accessible and affordable for students with the highest financial need. 

These eligible students receive financial aid packages that cover tuition, fees, housing, and dining with grants and work-study funds. They also have access to a wide range of additional Penn First Plus funding opportunities detailed below. 

How Does Penn Define Highly Aided?

Highly Aided students are identified based on their financial aid eligibility. Starting with the 2023-2024 academic year, Penn expanded eligibility criteria for this population. A student is now eligible to receive this type of financial aid package if their family has $75,000 or less in income (with typical assets). These eligible students will also have a Parent Contribution of $2,000 or less. 

Read More About the Penn First Plus Aid Expansion

What Benefits are Available?
Contact Information

If you are a Highly Aided student with questions about any of these programs, you may contact the Highly Aided Counseling Team.