Financing your education
It’s never too early to make a plan for financing your education. It is recommended that you start researching your eligibility and loan options as soon as possible. Visit the following resources on Penn websites and federal websites to guide you through the process.
Student Financial Services
Penn’s Student Financial Services office is available to prospective and current students for financial aid inquiries. For more information on financing your graduate studies, visit these pages on the Student Financial Services website:
- Student loan eligibility chart: Check your loan eligibility status
- Paying for a Penn education: Get information on federal loans and payment plans
- Contact Penn’s Student Financial Services: Get e-mail and mailing addresses, phone numbers, office hours and appointment details
- Private alternative loans: Learn more about the differences between private and federal loans, and where you can find lenders
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
All domestic applicants interested in their federal loan eligibility should complete the FAFSA form after applying to the program.
- Start your FAFSA form on the Department of Education’s website
If you intend to complete the Master of Environmental Studies degree as a working professional, you may be able to take advantage of tuition reimbursement benefits offered by your employer. If you are a full-time Penn employee, learn more about Penn's tuition benefits on Penn’s Human Resources website.