Financial Aid

There are several financial aid programs available for graduate students to help meet the costs of an advanced education.

For more information on financial aid options, see below:

The financial aid staff and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies review all applications and process financial aid necessary to help students meet their educational costs.


Applicants for need-based financial assistance from University of the Sciences, such as Federal Loans, must be degree-seeking students enrolling in at least half-time credits (five credits per term for graduate students). Financial Aid staff will determine eligibility for loans based on financial need as determined by the US Department of Education by the information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A financial aid award can only be made once a student has been regularly admitted to the University. Non-Matriculated students are not eligible for Federal Loans.

Application Procedure

In order to be considered for Federal student aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is highly recommended that you submit the FAFSA through the Web at You can obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that can be used as an electronic signature at

If you would like to apply using a paper application, you can download a PDF of the FAFSA at Or you can call 800.4FED.AID, press "0" for a customer service and request a paper FAFSA be mailed to you.

The USciences School Code is 003353.

Cost of Education

It is the student's responsibility to plan ahead, anticipate all costs, budget all resources, and request aid for the academic year. The basic budget (Cost of Education) for a year at USciences should include tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and a miscellaneous allowance for personal expenses.

Expected Family Contribution

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the amount of financial support the student is anticipated to be able to contribute towards his/her education based on the information submitted on the FAFSA.

Contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 215.596.8894 for additional information.