How to Apply for Financial Aid

Both US and non-US citizens are eligible for merit-based Weitzman School of Design scholarships. Candidates do not apply for these scholarships; rather, the faculty will distribute these during the admissions review.

Federal Loans and Work-Study (US Citizens/Permanent Residents)

Applicants who are applying for Federal loans and/or work-study must indicate this on their admissions application. Applicants should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon as possible after January 1 of the year they will receive aid. Penn's Federal School Code is 003378. After the FAFSA has been filed, we work closely with the University's Office of Student Financial Services to put a financial aid package together to meet your educational needs at the time that you are admitted. Be sure to submit your FAFSA by February 15 to ensure that we get your information in time to determine your aid eligibility. Click here for SFS' information on applying for loans.

PhD Students

Ph.D. applicants do not need to submit financial aid forms or documentation as they will be automatically considered for the funded Ph.D. program. However, if a Ph.D. applicant has an external source of funding for the program, they should contact us at fin-aid@design.upenn.edu to let us know.

Notification Letters

Your financial aid letter, including scholarships and/or your eligibility for Federal loans and work-study will be available on March 11 when your admissions notification letter is posted. To access the letter, click on the "View Checklist" button. The letter is at the bottom of that page.