Financial Aid

Student financial aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities. Qualified students may use financial aid to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation, and personal expenses.

All USF students who have need for financial assistance or want to explore options for organizing their own resources to meet their educational expenses should review the information that follows and contact the One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services office in Lone Mountain 251 or at (415) 422-2020 for assistance. USF financial aid information is also available online at

To apply for assistance from the need-based programs administered by the Financial Aid Office, applicants (and their parents, if required) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found on-line at . The information provided by the applicant on the FAFSA is used to determine the family's expected contribution towards the applicant's cost of education and the applicant's eligibility for all Federal student grant, loan and work-study programs, and the University's need-based tuition grant and scholarship programs. In addition, the California Student Aid Commission uses the information provided to determine eligibility for awards from the Cal Grant programs for eligible California residents.

Undergraduate students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to their citizenship status may be eligible for a Cal Grant or University Grant through the California Dream Act. The application becomes available January 1.