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The options below are for high school students and their families interested in learning more about Jefferson.
Frequently Asked Questions
At this time, we are offering a number of opportunities to visit campus virtually. Based on city, state and federal mandates, we will not be able to offer on-campus visits until further notice. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our Virtual Visits website to watch videos, join chats, and view online presentations to learn more and connect with faculty, staff and current students.
The national deposit deadline for first-year admission is May 1, 2020. If you feel that you and your family are unable to make a final decision by May 1, we will work with you to extend your deposit deadline. To assist you in the decision-making process, we invite you contact us at 215-503-8990 or email@example.com.
Since the deposit is non-refundable, we encourage waiting to submit your deposit unless you and your student are confident about your plans. If you’ve already submitted the deposit and have concerns, please contact us at 215-503-8890 so we can talk through your specific circumstances.
Yes, your student has the option to defer their admission to the Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 semester. To request a deferral, please contact the Office of Admissions at 215-503-8890 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll make sure any merit-based scholarships that your student received will be waiting for you when you arrive.
My student hasn’t received their financial aid package. Do you know when we’ll receive an award summary?
Financial Aid packages are generated after a student is offered admission and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been received by Jefferson. Students may view this information online through their unique WebAdvisor account. If you haven’t received it or have specific questions, please reach out to our Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com and we can assist.
Please know that we want your student at Jefferson in the fall and we will help as best we can to make that happen. If you have concerns, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your circumstances with a counselor. We may ask you and your student to complete an Income Adjustment Form.
My family has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Will Jefferson consider us for additional financial assistance?
Paying for college is stressful enough without the many challenges that have presented themselves in recent weeks. We understand that some families may be facing unforeseen financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 crisis. If your family's financial situation has changed as a result of this pandemic, we invite you to complete and submit our COVID-19 Special Circumstances Form.
How will the closure of the university affect the Fall semester? Will classes be delivered in-person or online?
Currently, our plan is to hold classes through in-person, on campus instruction at the start of the Fall semester. However, with an ever-evolving global pandemic, we will continue to monitor the situation carefully and make that decision based on city, state and federal agency guidelines and mandates.
Jefferson fully anticipates opening for in-person instruction in the fall, subject to federal, state, and local mandates. The unpredictable nature of the pandemic means that a transition to online learning may become necessary. Should that happen, the same tuition rates will apply and remain in effect for the duration of the academic year.
Thomas Jefferson University remains committed to providing our students with the high quality education they deserve. To assist all of our students during this challenging time, we have made the decision to freeze tuition, room/board and fees for the 2020-21 academic year. Visit our Tuition & Fees website for additional information.
Our hope is that as soon as the campus is re-opened and the CDC advises that domestic and international travel is safe, our students will be back exploring and learning all over the world.
The Office of Residence Life will send students who have confirmed their enrollment a housing questionnaire later this spring. The questionnaire will help us match your student with a roommate that has similar preferences.
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Tim Bulter, Associate Dean of Student Engagement
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Madeleine Wilcox, Director of International and Domestic Study Away Programs