Welcome to the Tepper School Financial Aid Office website where you'll find information about funding your graduate education. Graduate students often offset the cost of earning their degree with financial aid from various sources including scholarships/fellowships, student loans, employer tuition benefits, payment plan, etc. The Financial Aid Office at the Tepper School of Business provides financial aid information and services solely to Tepper School masters and PhD students. A friendly, knowledgeable staff of financial aid professionals is here to guide and assist you in the financial aid process!
The Tepper School of Business Financial Aid Office (FAO) provides support to students applying for educational funding and, to the extent possible, helps them to address financial constraints that limit access to higher education. The FAO supports the School's goal of enrolling and graduating a diverse group of top qualified students by facilitating the financial aid process and by serving as an educational resource to prospective and current students.
A fundamental characteristic of a successful and timely financial aid process is that it is proactive, requiring action and communication between the student, the FAO, and, in many cases, external participants. We encourage and expect engagement on the part of the student in order to effectively facilitate students' financial aid processes.
The philosophy of The Tepper School of Business FAO includes a core set of objectives developed to support Tepper graduate students in their goal of achieving advanced degrees.
Our primary objectives are to:
In addition to meeting the objectives established by our office, all FAO staff members adhere to the University's Federal and Private Loans and Lender Relationships Code of Conduct and accept and follow the ethical standards adopted by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
The primary goal of the financial aid professional is to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources. To this end, this statement provides the financial aid professional with a set of principles that serves as a common foundation for accepted standards of conduct.
The financial aid professional shall: