Financial Aid

Is full-time enrollment a requirement for the Dean's Master's Scholarship program?

Students awarded the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship for a Penn Engineering Online degree may elect to attend on a full or part-time basis.

Who should I contact if I have issues applying for the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship?

Please contact us via email at online-admissions@seas.upenn.edu or call us at (215) 573-0655.

When can I apply for the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship?

If you are applying for early admission, your scholarship application will need to be completed by the early admission deadline.  If you are applying for regular admission, your scholarship application will need to be completed by the regular admission deadline. Applications can only be submitted at the time of application to the program. 

How much financial support will scholarship recipients receive?

For privacy reasons, scholarship recipients and amounts awarded will be kept confidential.

Do you offer any scholarships?

Penn Engineering offers the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship for Online students which provides financial support to online Master’s students in order to further the University’s interest in attracting an academically talented and diverse student body.  Visit here to learn more.

In addition, we encourage you to explore external scholarships/fellowships.

What is the cost of a Penn Engineering Online degree program?

Tuition and fees are based on the number of courses you are taking per semester. For details about costs, see our Tuition & Financing page.

How will my tuition be billed to the VA?

We bill the VA each semester based on the number of credits you’re registered for. We cannot bill the VA for the entire program all at once.

Is financial aid available?

Online degree students who are enrolled at least half-time (at least two courses) will be eligible to apply for federal student loans. International students’ eligibility may vary depending upon their international status.

Two federal funding options specifically allocated for graduate students are the Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan and Grad PLUS loan.

Please be mindful of the FAFSA deadlines in relation to the application deadlines.