Penn practices need-blind admissions for citizens and permanent residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Financial aid for other international students is limited, and, as a result, an applicant’s ability to pay for a Penn education is considered in the admission process.
Admitted international students who apply for aid when applying for admission will receive aid that meets 100 percent of their family’s demonstrated need—during each year of their undergraduate career. The University provides more than $8 million in financial assistance to such students each year.
Non-citizens and non-permanent residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico who anticipate the need for financial assistance at any point during their four-year course of study at Penn must apply for aid when they apply for admission.
That said, since competition for aid among international students is high, non-citizens and non-permanent residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico who have the financial means to afford educational costs are encouraged not to apply for financial aid.