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Financial Aid White Corners 215.951.2940

Email: financialaid@PhilaU.edu



Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Financial aid is available from many different sources, including the federal and state governments, private industry, banks and the University. Financial aid may be in any combination of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment (university work study). Approximately 90 percent of the students at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) receive financial aid.


It is important to note that students must reapply for financial aid every academic year by submitting a renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Renewal FAFSA's can be completed after October 1st  at www.fafsa.ed.gov and are also available in the Financial Aid Office for students who prefer to file a paper application. Electronic reminder notices will be posted on the Jefferson University home page. The deadline for submitting the FAFSA is April 15.


In order to renew financial aid for the subsequent academic year, students must make academic progress by completing a minimum of 75 percent of the courses that they have attempted each semester.  Some aid programs have additional requirements in order to be renewed.  Students will be notified at the end of each semester if they have not met the academic progress requirements.  Check with your financial aid counselor if you have any questions.