We are committed to making your graduate education affordable, and we offer generous scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships to many of our students. Many of our students look at their Penn graduate degree as an investment in their future and finance their graduate education through a combination of institutional funding, federal aid, private educational loans, and other sources.

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Paying for Penn GSE

Penn GSE has many opportunities for financial aid in the form of:

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Applying to Penn GSE

Applying to Penn GSE is easy! Click on the link below to get started. Make sure to check the application deadline for your program!

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Tuition & Fees


Ph.D. Students

All Ph.D. students are guaranteed a full scholarship for their first four years of study, as well as a stipend and student health insurance. Please refer to the Dean's fellowship funding explanation for more information.

Ed.D. Students

GSE offers fellowship packages for full-time Ed.D. students in traditional format programs. Please visit the Scholarships and Fellowships & Assistantships pages for more details.

Master's Students

Master’s applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship and assistantship funding; there is no separate application. Most students will receive some form of direct support from GSE. Please visit the Scholarships and Fellowships & Assistantships page for more details.

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If you have questions or need to talk with someone, contact us at (215) 898-6415,
1-877-PENN-GSE, or admissions@gse.upenn.edu.

Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education

3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-6415