Financial aid and scholarships

Transfer students should update their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for financial aid. Financial aid awards are based on financial need, availability of funds, the number of eligible applicants and scholastic promise. A typical financial aid package may include grants, loans and work-study. 

For scholarship opportunities through Temple, please visit Student Financial Services or contact them at or 215-204-2244. 

Portfolio scholarships
We encourage all full-time, incoming Tyler undergraduate applicants for the fall semester to apply for portfolio scholarships. These scholarships are merit-based and need-based tuition scholarships, dependent upon available funding. 

Portfolio scholarships must include:

  • 10 images, including a self-portrait in any media 
  • A personal statement based on three questions:
    o    How can the Tyler School of Art and Architecture support you in your personal and professional goals?
    o    Describe the process of making a piece you were really proud of.
    o    Who or what influenced you to pursue an art education?

Portfolio scholarships must be uploaded to Temple SlideRoom. SlideRoom charges a one-time $10 fee for this service. Do not send and portfolio materials or original work through the mail—these will not be accepted and will not be reviewed or returned. 

In addition to portfolio scholarships, a number of scholarships are awarded through Temple University to Tyler students based on academic achievement. Tyler students may also compete for scholarships for athletics or band. 

For information about external scholarships, please visit Temple Student Financial Services.

If you continue as an enrolled Tyler student, you may be nominated for scholarships or awards based on academic and/or studio achievement. These scholarships may be granted for study abroad, special summer programs or tuition.