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.
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
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.