Financial Aid Options

There are many resources available to students to make their Penn degrees affordable. 

Scholarships, Assistantships, & Fellowships

Master’s applicants are automatically considered for scholarship and assistantship funding; there is no separate application.  Most students will receive some form of direct support from GSE; awards range from $5,000 to $13,500.

GSE guarantees full funding for four years for Ph.D. students, which includes tuition and fee remission, funding for individual health insurance, and a living stipend.

GSE offers fellowship packages for full-time Ed.D. students in traditional format programs.

Federal Loans

Federal loans are available to US citizens and permanent residents. Click here to learn how to apply for federal financial aid.

Some students may be eligible to have a portion of their Federal Loan debt forgiven.  More information is available on the Department of Education website and

Outside Scholarships

Additional funding may be available through outside sources. Remember, you should never have to pay to find or obtain a scholarship.  Reputable search engines for scholarships can be found at and

Citizens of India may participate in the Global Student Loan program.  More information is available at