Financing your education
It is our goal at Penn to make education accessible to non-traditional students from the widest possible range of backgrounds, which is why we already offer reduced tuition rates for College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses. For those who need additional sources to help fund their studies, there are several other options to consider:
- Bachelor of Arts students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies who are eligible to receive federal financial aid should complete the FAFSA form.
- Institutional grants are awarded to full-time students based on demonstrated financial need. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not guaranteed to all students.
- Liberal and Professional Studies students are not eligible for Penn’s All Grant Program.
- Scholarship opportunities are available for part-time students and are awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need and other criteria as specified by the individual scholarship fund requirements.
The office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is available to help admitted and current students navigate the process. Prospective students should contact LPS. For more information on financing your undergraduate studies, visit the SFS website for College of Liberal and Professional Studies Undergraduate Students or contact SFS at (215) 898-1988.
If you will be seeking financial aid to help finance your Bachelor of Arts studies, we highly recommend applying by the priority deadlines to ensure that your application receives priority attention so you will have a decision regarding your financial aid package before classes start.
If you intend to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree as a working professional, you may be able to take advantage of tuition benefits offered by your employer. If you are a full-time Penn employee, learn more about Penn’s tuition benefits package.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the U.S. to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses for eligible veterans.
The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is one of many schools and programs at Penn participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program by designating institutional funds to support qualified applicants. College of Liberal and Professional Studies undergraduate students are eligible for $10,000 in matching funds.
Complete details about Penn's participation in the program can be found at the Office of the Registrar Yellow Ribbon website.
Details and eligibility guidelines for Post 9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can be found at the Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training website.