Penn Undergraduate Financial Aid COVID-19 Updates

Those who wish to monitor the state of the pandemic at Penn can always see the most current data at the Coronavirus Dashboard. Extensive Academic FAQs for Students are also available. 

How Penn Has Supported Aided Undergraduates

We are thankful for the unwavering commitment of our donors, whose gifts to undergraduate financial aid have enabled us to meet the extensive needs of our  students during these extraordinary times including:\


  • Purchasing plane tickets home, arranging for ground travel, and providing debit cards for food and internet services for students in need of assistance departing campus.
  • Supplying students with laptops and funds to address their technology requirements for remote learning.
  • Continuing to pay all work-study students in the spring semester and making remote work-study opportunities available for students this summer.
  • Waiving all aided students’ summer savings expectation for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Reevaluating financial aid packages for families facing new economic hardships.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:

How Can I Support Students?

COVID-19 Special Response Fund for Undergraduates

Gifts to help aided undergraduate students and their families during this time can be directed to the COVID-19 Special Response Fund in Student Financial Services. This fund will be used to support emergency and ongoing financial needs for undergraduates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Give to the COVID-19 Special Response Fund

The International Undergraduate Emergency Financial Aid Fund

Gifts are used to address the unexpected and unique needs faced by international undergraduate students, such as ongoing hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact from the war in Ukraine. Support for this fund helps Penn ensure that our international undergraduates can seamlessly complete their studies while enduring extraordinary circumstances.