Take Your Jefferson Pride on the Road
Get a license plate today to show your pride
and support of Jefferson!
Plates are available for a one-time fee of $75, which includes a $20 state fee plus $4 for pressing the plate; the remaining $51 is a tax-deductible contribution to Thomas Jefferson University.
- Print the application form. If you do not have access to a printer, please e-mail your contact information, including your full name and mailing address, to Cory.Miller@jefferson.edu or call 215-955-7750 and an application will be mailed to you.
Please note that the form lists the fee as $20 and not the full amount, $75.
- Complete the application, retain a copy for your records, and mail the original along with your top three choices for numbers 1 through 100 and a $75 check made payable Thomas Jefferson University to:
130 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does the license plate cost?
A. The cost is a one-time fee of $75, which includes $24 for the state and a tax-deductible contribution of $51 for Jefferson.
Q. How long will it take to receive my plate once my application and check are mailed?
A. PennDOT requires a large initial order to begin
processing the plates, and we have no way to estimate the time needed
to reach the minimum. Once we make the first order, we will forward the
applications to PennDOT monthly, and it will take an additional four
to six weeks for PennDOT to process them. PennDOT will mail the license
plate directly to you.
Q. Who do I contact if I don't receive my plate within 10 weeks?
A. Please e-mail Cory.Miller@jefferson.edu
Q. Can I transfer my current license plate number to my new plate?
A. No, numbers from previous plates are non-transferable.
Q. Can I request a particular number?
A. No, the state will assign you a number.
Q. I have a customized license plate (i.e. vanity plate). Is there a way to have both the Jefferson plate and my vanity plate?
A. No. Pennsylvania law allows only one license plate per vehicle.
Q: If I lease my vehicle, am I eligible for the Thomas Jefferson University plate?
A: Yes, but you must download Form MV-1L
(PDF) and have your leasing company fill it out and return it to you.
Applications received without this form will be held until the form is
Q: I currently have license plates that indicate that I am disabled. Will my new plates reflect this?
A: Unfortunately, specialty plates cannot indicate disability.
You must order a Person with Disability Parking Placard using Form MV-145A (PDF).
Q: Will I receive new registration stickers with my plate?
A: Yes. You will receive new registration stickers and a registration card when your plates are delivered.
Q: Can I get a Jefferson plate if I live outside Pennsylvania?
A: No. At this time, they are available only in Pennsylvania.
Q: What if I have a question that isn't answered here?
A. Please call Cory Miller, 215-955-6929.