Financing Your Education


As part of Temple University, a leading public research university on a major urban campus, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture offers one of the best values in higher education. 

Temple University tuition and fees are based on a variety of factors, including student's school and college association, student level (undergraduate, graduate or professional), residency and credit hours. Visit the Bursar's Office website to learn more about current tuition and fees and plan your budget with Temple's Tuition Calculator.

Financial Assistance

Tyler encourages all applicants to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 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. 

Tyler Portfolio Merit Scholarship: all Tyler applicants who submit a portfolio via Temple SlideRoom will automatically be considered. If submitting more than 10 images, only the first 10 will be considered for scholarship consideration. These scholarships are awarded based on creative merit, need or a combination of the two. Scholarships are tuition based and are dependent upon available funding. Portfolios must be received in Slideroom no later than February 1. As part of your scholarship submission, Tyler asks that each applicant answer the following questions:

  • How can Tyler support you in reaching your academic, personal and professional goals?
  • Please choose a project and describe your process. This can be a project that you are especially proud of because of the discoveries and innovations that arose from the project. Your response may include difficult projects where you learned from unexpected results or failures. 
  • Who or what inspired you to pursue an art, design or built environment education? How or why did this make an impact?

We encourage projects that present clear, cohesive ideas that go beyond technique. Be bold and inventive, experiment, take risks - show us what makes you different!Applicants to Architecture & Environmental Design and Art History programs are encouraged to include any creative or process based work, social justice or research projects completed in the last two years. 

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. Incoming first-year students can learn more about funding opportunities at Temple’s Student Financial Services Office. Learn even more about scholarships and grants here.

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. 

ACE Mentorship Scholarship (Architecture programs applicants only): ACE Mentorship Scholarships are available to students who have been a part of the ACE Mentorship Program and are available to a first-year, incoming student in the Architecture programs (Architecture Undeclared, Architecture, Facilities Management and Historic Preservation). Deadline for submission for this scholarship is March 1

For more information about the ACE Mentorship Scholarship, please contact Tyler Admissions;

Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Scholarships (Landscape Architecture and Horticulture applicants only): Incoming Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students are automatically considered for departmental based scholarships at the time of acceptance. These scholarships are awarded based on creative merit, need or a combination of the two. Scholarships are tuition based and are dependent upon available funding.For more information please contact


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