Like scholarships, grants don’t need to be paid back. While scholarships are typically merit-based, grants are most commonly awarded according to your family’s financial need and offered by the federal government, state governments and Temple University.

Your grant options are determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submit your FAFSA, and then do your own research so you can understand your aid package.

Federal Grants

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid offers a variety of grants to students attending four-year universities. The following are among the federal grants you should research.

State Grants and Special Programs

Administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority, the following grants are among the programs available to qualified undergraduate applicants. Explore more state educational funding opportunities.

Temple University Grant

Temple University Grants (TUGs) are need-based grants for full-time undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. 

Students may receive a maximum of eight full-time semester grants. To retain eligibility for a TUG, students must meet Temple’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards each semester. Learn more about TUGs and qualifications.

Fly in 4 Grant

The Fly in 4 program provides $4,000 annual grants to 500 select students in each incoming class. Eligibility is based on students’ financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Learn more about the Fly in 4 grant.