The cost of an undergraduate
education today is a major investment for most
goal is to make a Penn education affordable to
students from all family income levels. To this
end, Penn employs these policies for U.S. citizens
and permanent residents:
Admissions decisions are not affected by a student's ability to pay, or by applying for financial aid.
- Penn Meets Full Need
Ivy League universities, Penn does not offer aid
based on academic or athletic merit. Aid is based
solely on financial need, and Penn is committed
to meeting 100% of a student’s determined
Penn is the nation’s largest university with a program that enables all dependent undergraduates eligible for aid to receive all-grants aid packages, regardless of family income. Penn makes it possible to graduate debt-free.