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Eligibility for Financial Aid

Applicants for need-based financial assistance from USciences must be degree-seeking students enrolled at least half-time. Financial Aid staff determines eligibility for awards for regularly admitted students based on financial need as determined by the US Department of Education using the information supplied on the FAFSA. A financial aid award will be made only after you have been admitted to USciences.

Determination of Financial Need

Financial need is the difference between the total Cost of Attendance and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The financial aid staff use this figure as the basis for awarding all need-based financial aid.

Cost of Attendance

The basic budget (Cost of Attendance) for a year at USciences should include tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. It is the responsibility of the student to plan ahead, anticipate all costs, budget all resources, and request aid for the academic year.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The Expected Family Contribution is the amount of financial support you and your family are expected to be able to contribute to your education. This is determined by the US Department of Education from the information submitted on the FAFSA.

For more information, contact the USciences Financial Aid Office, (215) 596-8894 or


Financial Aid Office


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 100




Virtual Appointment with Financial Aid Counselor: