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Financial Aid Checklist for Prospective Undergraduates
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Entrance in August 2019
In order to be considered for Penn need-based financial aid, you must submit all of the following information by the dates listed.

Regular Decision
Submit online to the U.S. Department of Education.
We suggest using the IRS data retrieval tool for accuracy. See the FAFSA for details.
Penn's Federal School Code is 003378
Nov. 5, 2018* Feb. 4, 2019 Apr. 15, 2019

Submit online to The College Board. Note that your Social Security Number is required.

Penn’s CSS code is 2933
Nov. 5, 2018* Feb. 4, 2019 Apr. 15, 2019
Penn Financial Aid Supplement (PFAS)

Submit the PFAS online. If you receive an error message, or If you are unable to submit an online PFAS, please download a paper Penn Financial Aid Supplement

Login access to the PFAS will be available once you receive your Penn Applicant Portal access from Admissions.

Nov. 5, 2018* Feb. 4, 2019 Apr. 15, 2019
Parents' and student's 2017 federal income tax returns, all schedules, pages and W-2 forms
Submit to Student Financial Services
Note: Don't file taxes? You still need to submit a Non-Tax Filer Form or your application will remain incomplete.
Nov. 5, 2018* Feb. 4, 2019
Apr. 15, 2019
* Applications received after this date will be processed as quickly as possible
Use a Cover Sheet/Tax I.D. Form each time you fax or email documents.
You are required to submit and sign this form even if your family did not file taxes in 2017.
Please send your tax returns directly to SFS, as Penn does not participate in CSS/IDOC Services.
Submit Documents
Fax 215-573-5428
Mail Student Financial Services
University of Pennsylvania
005 Franklin Building
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270
Want a signature confirmation? Use FedEx or UPS rather than the USPS.
  • Please do not submit duplicate documents.
  • Submit tax returns directly to SFS. Penn does not participate in CSS/IDOC Services.
  • Emailing documents may compromise their security.
  • Follow the deadlines to receive your financial eligibility results at the same time as your admissions decision. Applications are still accepted after the deadlines.

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