Financial Aid & Scholarships

Need-Based Financial Aid

Entering freshmen, transfer, and currently enrolled students must complete the 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. Contact the Temple Office of Student Financial Services at 215-204-2244 or go to the Temple Financial Aid Website at The deadline for completion of the FAFSA is March 1st annually.

Tyler has a number of scholarship opportunities available to undergraduate applicants. For an updated list of scholarships and deadlines, please go to the Scholarships & Grants page


Tyler offers portfolio scholarships in the form of merit-based and merit/financial need-based tuition scholarships dependent upon available funding. Applicants to Tyler undergraduate programs are encouraged to submit materials for portfolio scholarship consideration. Generally, at least twenty portfolio scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students entering Tyler in the fall semester, with amounts ranging from one time $1,000 awards to full tuition. Portfolio scholarships will only be awarded to full-time, incoming Tyler undergraduate matriculants. More information on requirements and how to apply for our portfolio scholarships can be found here.

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 more information about scholarships, please go to

Students who continue as Tyler matriculants 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 for tuition. Information on scholarships for continuing students is generally sent via email, distributed by departments or posted on the Tyler or Temple web sites.


ACE Mentor Scholarship - This scholarship is available to students who have been a part of the ACE Mentorship Program and is available to a first year, incoming freshman in the Architecture Department at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Deadline for submission for this scholarship is March 1. Please contact Miranda Westrick for more information at



Master of Architecture

Graduate students are eligible for financial assistance from federal, state, private and university resources.  Financial aid can include Federal Stafford Loans, work-study, and scholarships. To qualify for financial aid, students must first be admitted to the graduate program.

  • Graduate Architecture Scholarship
    These scholarships are awarded on the basis of exemplary academic achievement and the potential of future success in the field.
  • Temple Alumni Scholarship
    Upon acceptance into the MArch program, Temple University Alumni receive a 5% Tuition Scholarship annually.
  • Chentsova Scholarship
    The Daria Chentsova Scholarship is awarded to a student who shows extraordinary creativity, talent, and determination to succeed in the field of architecture. This is an endowed scholarship given by the Chentsova family in honor of Daria Chentsova, a talented student in the Tyler Bachelor of Architecture program who passed away unexpectedly during her 4th year of study.
  • Oliveri Scholarship
    The John J. Oliveri Scholarship is awarded to a student on the basis of sustained commitment ot an interest in Architecture. Mr. Jim Shevlin set up the scholarship in honor of his son in law, a Temple Architecture alumnus with a successful practice in New Jersey who died very suddenly while still very young.
  • Professional Internships
    ​ The Architecture Department works with graduate students to identify professional internships both on and off campus. This opportunity assists students in furthering their professional goals while still in school.  Students interested in receiving a professional internship should contact the Department directly. 
  • Educational Loans
    Once accepted into the Master of Architecture program, US citizens my also apply for a work-study award or financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford and/or Perkins loans. Please go to the Student Financial Services website for additional information.

MFA, MED, MA & PHD Programs

Graduate students are eligible for financial assistance from federal, state, private and university resources.  Financial aid can include Federal Stafford Loans, work-study, assistantships, fellowships, and university grants.  To qualify for most types of financial aid, students must first be admitted to a graduate program.  Additional information can be found at the Graduate School website  and at the Student Financial Services website.

  • Teaching and Technical Assistantships
    MFA, MED and PhD applicants are automatically considered for these awards, which are renewable. Please contact the Tyler program head in your area of study for further information.
  • University and Presidential Fellowships
    These awards carry full tuition remission and annual stipends and are renewable. They are awarded by Temple University based on the strength of the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and academic/professional record as documented in the graduate application. To be considered, applicants must submit the complete application materials by January 15.
  • Future Faculty Fellowships
    The Graduate School Office administers the Future Faculty Fellowships program, the goal of which is to diversify the American professorate by supporting students from groups that have historically been underrepresented. Nominees must be admitted to a terminal degree graduate program before being considered.
  • Educational Loans
    Once accepted into a Masters or PhD program, US citizens my also apply for a work-study award or financial aid in the form of a Federal Stafford or Perkins loan. Please go to the Student Financial Services website for additional information.