The first step in applying for financial aid is to file the FAFSA. This is a U.S. Department of Education form that provides data to university financial aid offices in order to process federal student loans and other awards. Student loans are available for new graduate students all year round.
The earlier you complete the FAFSA form, the sooner the Financial Aid Office will be able to create an award package for you. For more information, visit the Apply for Aid page.
Summer 2014 - complete the 2013/2014 FAFSA for financial aid.
Fall 2014 - complete the 2014/2015 FAFSA for financial aid.
You will need to fill out both applications since you will be registering for the summer and fall terms at the same time.
After receipt of your FAFSA application, the Financial Aid Office will determine your aid eligibility and send you a financial aid notice. Upon receiving your notice, you must log in to accept or decline the aid offered to you.
Go to the Financial Aid section of USFconnect:
Log into USFconnect, click on the Student tab, and then click on the Click Here button in the Student Service section. Once in Student Self Service, click on the Student tab, and then click on the Financial Aid menu.
Check the status of your aid:
Click on the Financial Aid Status link. If you have any outstanding requirements, you must complete them before your aid can be confirmed.
Accept or decline your aid:
Click on the Award link, then follow the link to accept or decline your award offers. You will not receive your aid unless you go online to accept it.
Deadline: You must accept your aid within 30 days of receipt of your award letter.
One Stop Office, Lone Mountain, Room 251
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-2020, Fax: (415) 422-6084
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.usfca.edu/onestop