Fly in 4 is a partnership that limits the number of hours per week that incoming freshmen will have to work for pay. It will also promote four-year graduation. By graduating on time, students can reduce debt and advance more quickly into careers that will allow them to pay off the debt they do acquire.
To learn more, check out the FAQ below.
How does Fly in 4 work?
What are my responsibilities under the plan?
What if my major is designed to take longer than four years?
Can transfer students participate?
Can I double major, change majors, study abroad or participate in internships?
How do I sign up?
Fly in 4 directly addresses a problem that affects Temple students. To pay for their education, some Temple students (particularly those from middle- and low-income backgrounds) work a number of hours each week at off-campus jobs, which prevents them from graduating on time and adds to the debt they acquire for living expenses. To help remedy that situation, Fly in 4 will provide $4,000 annual grants to 500 students with demonstrated need in each incoming class, so those students can focus less on working and more on finishing their degrees.
Under Fly in 4, Temple will also provide all incoming freshmen with the tools and incentives to graduate on time, including academic plans and advising that keep them on track and classes that are offered when students need them. If students fulfill all of the responsibilities of the plan but still can’t graduate on time, Temple will pay for any remaining coursework.
As a student, you are required to consult with an academic advisor each semester; register during early registration; advance annually in class standing; and complete a graduation review at or prior to completing 90 credits. You must also sign and submit the Fly in 4 partnership agreement.
If you are in a program that requires more than four years to complete, you’ll be expected to graduate on time according to the academic plan for your major.
Transfer students can participate if the credits they earned elsewhere — combined with the remaining credits they need at Temple — will allow them to graduate in a total of four years. If you are a transfer student, you should talk with your advisor to learn more.
All of those things may be possible, if you plan carefully. You should consult your advisor to see how to incorporate a double major, change of major, study abroad program or internship into your four-year academic plan.
The Fly in 4 partnership agreement will soon be available for you to sign on TUportal, Temple's electronic access point for students.
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