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 provides all dependent undergraduates eligible for aid with a financial aid award, up to Financial Need, that includes grants and a Federal Work-Study job. There are no loans included in a student’s financial aid award. Eligible dependent undergraduate students at Penn receive these all-grant aid packages.