Cost and Aid

Pennsylvania Residency Classification

Based on a student’s domicile, Temple University has two tuition schedules. One is relevant for Pennsylvania residents, and the other for out-of-state residents and international students. For tuition purposes, Pennsylvania residency is determined in accordance with the criteria outlined in the "Pennsylvania Residency Guidelines." Questions about Pennsylvania residency, individual student status, change of domicile, or appeals for residency classification are answered on the website of the Office of the University Registrar.

2022-2023 Tuition

Graduate Programs and Certificates

Tuition costs for all graduate programs and certificates are priced per credit, as shown below by school and college. The amounts listed are applicable for the Fall and Spring terms, as well as the various Summer sessions, of the 2022-2023 academic year:

School/College/Program Pennsylvania Residents Out-of-State Residents
Tyler School of Art and Architecture $1,004 $1,381
w/the exception of Architecture programs
$1,213 $1,590
w/the exception of Fine Arts (MFA) programs
$1,217 $1,614
Fox School of Business and Management
Business Administration MBA (Full-Time, Part-Time, Online)1
$1,250 $1,250
Executive MBA
$1,900 $1,900
Executive DBA
$2,200 $2,200
Master's programs (non-MBA)1
$1,165 $1,165
PhD programs
$1,000 $1,250
Graduate certificates
$1,000 $1,150
Kornberg School of Dentistry $1,497 $1,497
College of Education and Human Development $1,004 $1,381
w/the exception of Executive Educational Leadership programs
$1,184 $1,513
w/the exception of Jamaica master's program
$1,299 $1,299
w/the exception of Jamaica doctoral program
$2,193 $2,193
College of Engineering $1,231 $1,607
Beasley School of Law $1,100 $1,100
College of Liberal Arts $1,004 $1,381
Lew Klein College of Media and Communication $1,120 $1,497
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
$961 $1,318
Physician Assistant
$750 $787
Urban Bioethics
$1,922 $2,268
Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance $1,138 $1,515
w/the exception of Music Education MM (online)
$835 $835
Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/School of Theater, Film and Media Arts $1,120 $1,497
School of Pharmacy $1,131 $1,406
College of Public Health $1,060 $1,453
w/the exception of Social Work
$1,004 $1,381
w/the exception of online programs in Public Health and Social Work
$1,039 $1,039
College of Science and Technology $1,252 $1,628
w/the exception of Information Science and Technology MS (online)
$923 $923
School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management MS and Sport Business MS
$956 $1,100
Graduate certificates
$900 $1,050

Professional Programs and Certificates

Tuition costs for all professional programs and certificates are priced per academic year, except where per credit pricing is indicated, as shown below by school and college. The amounts listed are applicable for the 2022-2023 academic year:

School/College/Program Pennsylvania Residents Out-of-State Residents
Kornberg School of Dentistry
> Dentistry
$65,192 $73,978
> Dentistry/Advanced Standing Program for Internationally Trained Dentists
$91,324 $91,324
Dentistry Certificates
> Dental Public Health
$45,888 $45,888
> Endodontics, Orthodontics, or Periodontics
$65,826 $73,978
Beasley School of Law
> Day
$28,420 $43,560
> Evening
$22,740 $34,860
> Part-Time (per credit)
$1,100 $1,762
> International Law
$33,000 $33,000
> International Law (per credit)
$1,500 $1,500
> Trial Advocacy
$27,500 $27,500
SJD (per credit)2
$1,100 $1,762
Special Progams
> Summer Abroad - Rome3
$4,000 $4,000
> Summer Law - Washington DC (per credit)4
$708 $708
> Temple - China (15 months)
$27,000 $27,000
> Temple Summer Professional Experience (T-Spec)5
$3,750 $3,750
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
$54,340 $57,618
School of Pharmacy
$36,656 $39,322
PharmD (per credit)
$997 $1,137
School of Podiatric Medicine
$42,968 $44,898

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2022-2023 Fees

Each academic term, all enrolled students are assessed the "University Services Fee," which funds student activities, computers and technology, facilities, and student health services. The fees below are for the 2022-2023 academic year:

# of Credits Fall and Spring Terms Fee Fee per Summer Session
9+ $462 $233
5.0-8.9 $331 $176
1.0-4.9 $169 $106

Other fees are exclusive to graduate students on an “event” basis:

Graduate School Event Fee
Deposit $100 minimum1
Leave of Absence $25
Dissertation/Thesis Processing $50

All tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.

Veteran/Military Education Benefits

Temple University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual's inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

Temple University will impose a late fee and financial hold for those students who have an outstanding balance beyond the amount of expected VA tuition and fee payment for the term.


To qualify for most types of financial aid, students must first be admitted to a graduate program. Note that some graduate programs require that the FAFSA be completed no later than February 1 for scholarship opportunities.

The majority of graduate student financial aid administered by Temple University's Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is in the form of federal loan and work-study programs. For information on funding resources offered through the Graduate School, visit the Graduate School website. In addition, Temple University's Office of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising extends graduate student scholarship opportunities, and provides workshops, information sessions and individual appointments.

Professional and graduate programs found on the Temple University Health Sciences Campus (HSC) are administered by the HSC Student Financial Services Office. HSC graduate students must complete the HSC Graduate Student Enrollment Form.

Review the frequently asked questions on SFS's Graduate Students webpage. Direct questions about financial assistance to SFS.

Federal eligibility determination

To receive and retain student financial aid, including Federal Direct and PLUS Loans, graduate and professional students must file the annual FAFSA and meet certain eligibility requirements. Federal Direct Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans require graduate students to be enrolled at least half time during each semester, i.e., taking a minimum of 4.5 credits. Dissertation students are advised to ask their graduate department about enrollment information.

Semester enrollment and additional resources must be considered when determining eligibility for the Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan, PLUS Loan and Work-Study programs. Most financial aid awards are based originally on the assumption that students will enroll full time, which requires 9 or more credits per academic term for graduate students. Thus, if students change their status from full- to part-time enrollment, an aid adjustment may result. Note that this can occur after a semester refund is sent out to the student. If a student withdraws from Temple University, an aid adjustment may also result. See the Conditions of Award section of the Policies page of the SFS website.

All resources, including scholarships, stipends, fellowships and the like, impact federal financial aid eligibility. Adjustments can be made throughout the aid year in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Graduate students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services to confirm their enrollment, i.e., credit registration, each semester they do not enroll full time for 9 or more credits.

Student Health Insurance

All full-time graduate students have the opportunity to enroll in one of Temple University’s health insurance plans. Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, Academic Interns and Graduate Externs receive health insurance benefits. Fellowship recipients have similar options. For questions regarding the plans, please visit the Student Health Insurance Plan webpage presented by Temple University Human Resources.

University Support

Temple University provides financial support that includes assistantships, internships, externships and fellowships. Assistantships, internships and externships are awarded through departments and non-academic units based on need and fit. Interested applicants should consult with advisors or department chairpersons about the application procedures relevant to a desired position, as defined herewith:

  • Teaching Assistant: Student engages in lecturing, instructing and supervising academic activities in the classroom, laboratory, studio, theater, or recitation or tutorial section; providing academic support in a laboratory, studio or office; or working in another setting in which academic instruction takes place. Expressly excluded are teaching of elementary or secondary students as part of community service projects and teaching that is not for university credit or is otherwise non-academic in nature, such as for recreational purposes.

  • Research Assistant: Student engages in archival, clinical, field, laboratory, library, museum or survey research or in another research activity supervised by a faculty member or researcher on a sponsored project. Completion of the "RA Individual Declaration of Academic Benefit" form, found under Student Tools on TUportal within "University Forms" at bottom center, is required for the term of the award.

  • Academic Intern: Student engages in academic, performance and professional activities that are central parts of the instructional program and directly related to the student's degree program (e.g., clinical practice, musical or theatrical production), but cannot be classified as either research or teaching. The activities must be directly supervised by a faculty member/preceptor in the student's school or college.

  • Graduate Extern: Student provides service that may entail academic and professional experience or development, although the activities are not directly supervised by a faculty member/preceptor in the student's degree program.


Teaching Assistantships require the performance of instructional activity. Importantly, all graduate students who are assigned instructional responsibilities, where the language of instruction is English, must be certified as competent in spoken English. Consult your school or college dean's office for information on the SPEAK test process. As an alternative to teaching, Research Assistantships allow students to pursue research under the direction of a faculty member.

Assistantships, whether teaching or research, include both a stipend and tuition. To be considered for a Teaching or Research Assistantship, a student must have achieved a GPA of 3.25 or higher. In addition, the minimum GPA of 3.25 must be maintained throughout the duration of the assistantship.

Internships and Externships

Temple University offers a variety of Academic Internships and Graduate Externships to a limited number of graduate students. Academic and administrative departments determine the selection process for these awards. To be considered for an internship or externship, a student must have achieved a GPA of 3.25 or higher. In addition, the minimum GPA of 3.25 must be maintained throughout the duration of the internship or externship.

Interested students should consult the department/program of their choice for specific details. Internships include support in the form of a stipend and tuition. Externships provide a stipend. Recipients of these awards are required to perform up to 20 hours of service per week.

University-Wide Fellowships

Temple University offers a limited number of fellowships to support outstanding students in doctoral or Master of Fine Arts degree programs. Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominations for fellowships are submitted on one of the fellowship nomination forms by the department/program only. Competition for fellowship awards occurs annually in the month of February. Specific deadlines are found on the Graduate School calendar and on the forms.

Fellowships typically provide support, including a stipend and tuition, for four years, with shorter terms for those enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts degree program. The fellowship recipient is typically supported for two years with no service required or permitted. For the other two years, fellowship recipients are required to perform up to 20 hours of service per week as a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant. Competition is for two classifications of fellowship:

  • Presidential Fellowships are the most prestigious awards. Competition is reserved for only the most outstanding candidates.
  • University Fellowships are awarded to outstanding incoming graduate students. These awards are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields.

To be considered as a nominee for a fellowship, applicants are urged to submit materials to the program of application by December 15.

University Grants

Two highly competitive awards are designed to accelerate the degree completion process by offering significant financial support to promising students. These nonrenewable awards are intended to allow students to devote full-time work to completion of their final dissertation or creative project without the obstacle of additional employment. When application is made, applicants must acknowledge that, if selected as an award recipient, they become ineligible during both the period of award and beyond for any other funding from Temple University, including as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Academic Intern, Graduate Extern, student worker, adjunct faculty or non-tenure track faculty. Students apply in October for a Spring award or in March for a Summer or Fall award.

The application process requires a student application and a departmental nomination form as part of the submission packet. Access the forms by visiting TUportal. Click on the Tools tab and then scroll to the "University Forms" channel at bottom center.

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant

Eligible students must be elevated to candidacy with the expectation of completing and defending their dissertation in the semester of application. Awardees of the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant receive a stipend, single coverage health insurance, and one credit of tuition remission.

Master of Fine Arts Project Completion Grant

Eligible Master of Fine Arts students must be in the final semester of their program and complete the required project in the semester of application. Awardees of the Master of Fine Arts Project Completion Grant receive a stipend, single coverage health insurance, and one credit of tuition remission.

First Summers Research Initiative and Other Summer Grants

The First Summers Research Initiative (FSRI) is a competition for summer research awards for domestic research doctoral students at Temple University who are traditionally underrepresented in their field of study. The purpose of these awards is to provide eligible students with funding to encourage their pursuit of research activity in the first, second and/or third summers of their graduate studies. The FSRI award is valued at $6,000. Applicants can apply each summer until they achieve candidacy, although preference is given to first-time applicants.

Applicants for the FSRI award must meet the follow criteria:

  1. Enrollment in a PhD program at Temple University in which the student is considered underrepresented in their field of study (i.e., as an ethnic minority), as determined by both National Science Foundation data and Temple demographics
  2. U.S. citizenship
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time of the award
  4. A formalized mentorship for the summer research experience with a faculty member at Temple University
  5. Submission of a detailed plan for the mentored summer research experience prepared by the applicant and their faculty mentor, along with a cover letter from the mentor

The following criteria disqualify an applicant from garnering the award:

  1. Receipt of financial aid from Temple University in the form of fellowship, assistantship, internship, or externship or employment as a student worker during the summer award period
  2. Enrollment in coursework other than directed or independent research/study during the summer award period

FSRI and other summer grants are limited to students who have an academic year assistantship that does not include summer funding. Again, FSRI grants are limited to domestic research doctoral students who are traditionally underrepresented in their field of study. Other summer grants are open to research doctoral and Master of Fine Arts students whose assistantship does not otherwise include summer support.