This content is for Undergraduate Students
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. Some of these allowances are included in your initial aid package, and other resources are available by request via your financial aid counselor. 

How Does Penn Define Highly Aided?

Highly Aided students are identified based on their financial aid eligibility. A student is considered Highly Aided if their family has $65,500 or less in income (with typical assets) and their Parent Contribution is $4,500 or less. Students will see a special message noting their Highly Aided status on their financial aid award within Penn InTouch.

What Benefits are Available?
Contact Information

If you are a Highly Aided student with questions about any of these programs, you can contact your financial aid counselor.

Student Last Name Counselor Name
A-L Silvia Hanks
M-Z Jodi Wagner

Email: sfs.ha@pobox.upenn.edu