A limited number of partial merit-based scholarships are offered by the Biotechnology Program. All applicants admitted to the program, both U.S. and international students, are considered for these scholarships during the admission decision process - a separate application is not required. If a scholarship is awarded, it will be noted on the student's admission letter.
U.S. graduate students qualify for the Federal Stafford loan program which provides up to $20,500 in federal loans annually. In addition to the Stafford loan program,
the federal Grad PLUS loan program can cover remaining tuition and
living expenses for U.S. graduate students less any other aid (e.g.,
scholarship) the student has been awarded.
To apply for the Stafford or Grad Plus loans, graduate students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Begin the free application process for U.S. federal student loans at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The USF school code for FAFSA is 001325. Starting or completing this free loan application process does not obligate a student to take out a student loan. The application process for these loans
can take 6 to 8 weeks. Interested students are encouraged to begin the
application process as early as possible. Graduate students can choose
to accept all, part, or none of the student loan package offered to
them. Please note: There is no deadline for graduate
students when applying for federal loans, although interested students
are encouraged to begin the FAFSA process as early as possible, even
USF's Office of Financial Aid in the One Stop Office offers many resources to help graduate students meet the cost of education. The office offers information on loans, employment opportunities and payment plans to aid in paying for tuition, fees, books, and personal expenses. Candidates considering the master's program are advised to contact the Office of Financial Aid to explore their opportunities even if they do not anticipate the need for financial aid.
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