The University of San Francisco: Online Education

Apply for Aid - Graduate

How to Apply (Graduate Students - Academic Year 2014-2015)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) is available on line beginning January 1st at The FAFSA must be filed by all graduate applicants for Federal student aid.

To ensure that the University of San Francisco receives the information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you must enter the USF Title IV code in step six of the FAFSA. The USF School code is: 001325.

The completed FAFSA may be submitted to the processor as early as January 1, 2014 for the 2014/2015 award year . There is no University priority filing deadline for graduate level students, but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible for timely processing of a financial aid offer. The Financial Aid office will determine each graduate student's eligibility for Federal Direct Unsubsidized student loans. Generally, the Financial Aid Office does not award grants or scholarships to graduate level students. If University grants and scholarships are available for specific graduate degree programs, the student should receive notification through the program the student has been admitted to. The Financial Aid office will reflect any program awarded grants or scholarships on the student's USFConnect financial aid page.

Graduate students are encouraged to search for private scholarships by clicking on the viewing our Outside Scholarships page, searching reputable scholarship search engines such as FastWeb that are free of charge, contact any professional groups or associations to which you belong and inquire about any educational scholarship opportunities, or conduct your own online scholarship research. 

If you are interested in additional loan funds, review the Federal Graduate PLUS loan information and Private Loan Option list in our Loans Section.

Once your FAFSA has been submitted to the processor, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) within three-to-four business days. Students are encouraged to review the “Comments” section of the SAR to identify any outstanding requirements. Students may also receive requests for documentation directly from the USF Financial Aid Office via email. You can also view any unsatisfied requirements that need to be submitted in the Financial Aid section of Student Self Service on USF Connect. Any requested information should be provided without delay to ensure timely delivery of financial aid funds.

Applicants for aid must not neglect the admission application process. Financial Aid offer notifications will only be sent to admitted students.

International Students

International Students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid and are expected to have sufficient funds to pursue their studies in the United States. The University does not have sufficient funds to offer financial assistance to newly admitted International Students. Some lenders on our Private Loan Option List will provide private loans to International Students with a U.S. citizens as cosigners. For more information on studying in the U.S. and options for financing your education, please visit