Penn Undergraduate Financial Aid COVID-19 Updates
Penn’s Plans for the Fall Semester
On March 16th, the University announced that with the widespread distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine now underway, projections of more ample supply in the several months ahead, and the many safeguards established on campus, they expect at this time to be able to return to an in-person teaching, research and residential environment for the fall of 2021. This will include the return to campus of staff who have been working remotely during the pandemic.
Specific details regarding the fall semester are still being developed and will be shared with students, faculty, staff and parents in the coming weeks. The University will remain vigilant and flexible in their planning, as the pandemic could take unpredictable turns, but is committed to a return to operations, to in-person research, and to an in-person living and learning experience for students.
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.
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How Can I Support Students?
Internship and Employment Opportunities
In response to COVID-19, we appreciate Penn alumni and friends who are interested in promoting job and internship opportunities to current students or more experienced Penn alumni who may be looking for new opportunities. To learn more, please contact Natty Leach from Penn Career Services at email@example.com.
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.
COVID-19 Special Response Fund for International Undergraduates
Gifts to help international undergraduate students and their families during this time can be directed to the COVID-19 International Special Response Fund in Student Financial Services. This fund will be used to support emergency and ongoing financial needs for international undergraduates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.