Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Sidney Kimmel
Medical College

These instructions should be followed by all SKMC students. However, only currently enrolled and officially accepted students may complete the online Banner Financial Aid application material.

In completing this process, students are reminded of the following:

  1. The submission of on-line application material certifies that the information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. If, after completing a segment of the application process, you find that the information has changed, you will need to submit corrections directly to the University Office of Student Financial Aid (Suite 115, Curtis Building).
  2. We recommend that you print a copy of the information you submitted for your records.
  3. Refer to the descriptions (as contextual links) below to ensure that you complete and submit all of the documents required for your 2017-2018 Financial Aid application. To assist you, you can track your progress using this Application Checklist.

Please read these instructions and click "PROCEED" at the end to continue with your financial aid application.

What Documents Must be Completed?

If you are applying for Institutional Aid, in addition to applying for Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Grad Plus and/or Alternative Loan Funding, then you must submit the following items:

  • 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), (College Code 010021);
    • To complete the FAFSA on-line go to (FAFSA Code 010021);
    • Parent’s financial information must be included on the FAFSA if the student is applying for institutional scholarships and loans
    • If you are required to complete a 2015 IRS Tax return, please do so online at least 14 days prior to completing the FAFSA. Per federal regulations, all students must submit a copy of their tax return transcript from directly to our office.
  • 2017-2018 Jefferson Institutional Financial Aid Application, located on Banner Web;
  • A signed copy of YOUR PARENTS' 2015 Federal Income Tax Return. If your parents did not and will not file a 2015 Federal Income Tax Return, then they must complete the Non-filing Statement located on Banner Web;
  • Verification Worksheet, Both Student and Parents Sections. This form can be found on Banner Web;

If you are NOT applying for Institutional Scholarships and Loans, and are choosing to apply for only Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Grad Plus and/or Alternative Loan Funding then you must submit the following items:

*PLEASE NOTE: The requirements outlined here also apply to students who are applying for Federal Stafford, Federal Grad PLUS, and/or Alternative Loan funds in addition to National Health Service Corps and Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship funding.

Additional Documents

In addition to the application requirements outlined above, you may need to submit supplemental documents if you are:

  • Applying for Federal Work Study, then you must complete the Federal Work Study Application;
  • A First Year Student (2017-2018 will be the first academic year in which you are enrolled at Sidney Kimmel Medical College), then you must complete
    • A Federal Stafford Master Promissory Note (MPN) with the Federal Direct Loan program at   More info about the Federal Direct Stafford Loan is at Federal Direct Stafford/Other Loan Process. Please use the generic Thomas Jefferson University as the school code.
    • Entrance Counseling (sometimes referred to as an Entrance Interview). Entrance Counseling is required by federal mandate. Students can complete the online counseling “quiz” at
      **Note: When asked to input your college, you must choose the generic 'Thomas Jefferson University' option. Do NOT choose any college-specific option (like Medical College or College of Health Professions).

      Additional information covering federal, private, and institutional loans, federal academic progress standards, credit requirements and financial literacy information is located at the TJU University Entrance Interview Guide

If you have questions about the application process, please feel free to contact the University Office of Student Financial Aid at (215) 955-2867 or at