The University of San Francisco: Online Education

Apply - Online Undergraduate

How to Apply (Undergraduate Students - Academic Year 2013-2014)

Students and families concerned about affording the cost of attendance at the University of San Francisco are encouraged to read the information provided in the brochure linked below.

Keeping USF Affordable To Our Students and Their Families

USF encourages its students and their families to consider all aid programs as possible resources for meeting educational expenses. To receive consideration for all aid programs for which they may be eligible, applicants must pay careful attention to the application process.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) is available on line beginning January 1st at The FAFSA must be filed by all applicants for Federal student aid, CAL Grant consideration, and USF-funded tuition grants and need-based scholarships. New applicants for admission who are seeking Financial Aid and who plan to file the FAFSA must be sure that the student's social security number has been provided to the Admission's office to insure proper matching of the FAFSA application and USF student record.

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, 2013 for the 2013/2014 award year. To meet USF's priority deadline, new students must submit the FAFSA to the processor no later than February 1, 2013 for the 2013/2014 award year. Continuing USF students must submit the FAFSA to the processor no later than March 2, 2013.

Financial aid applicants who submit a FAFSA after the priority filing deadline may not be eligible for financial aid programs with limited funding. However, every attempt will be made to offer as much available funding as possible through any remaining financial aid programs that the student may be eligible for.

Once the FAFSA has been submitted to the processor, applicants may receive requests from the Financial Aid Operations Office for information. The information should be provided without delay so that the process can continue.

Applicants for aid must not neglect the admission application process. Aid funds are limited and first consideration is given to those who submit their aid applications and all admission application materials by January 15, 2013 and have been admitted to a University degree program by March 10, 2013.

International Students

International Students 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. Once the student is of Junior status and has completed two years of full-time study at the University and demonstrates unexpected financial need due to special circumstances, they may apply for an International Grant. This grant is meant to assist in their tuition, not cover 100% tuition cost.