Undergraduate Financial Aid

Being a student at USF means you are investing in your future. Our students complete their four years at USF as leaders in their field of study, and employers hire our graduates because they recognize the strength of a USF education. Students will be considered for a scholarship based on high school coursework and SAT or ACT scores available at the time of admission. If applying via our test-optional admission option, students will be considered for merit scholarships on the basis of their achievement in college preparatory subjects.

How is Need-Based Financial Aid Determined?

Eligibility to apply for financial aid requires US citizenship or permanent residency status. Undocumented students in the United States, while not eligible for federal funding, will be considered for aid through USF funding and the California Dream Act. To be considered for financial aid, all eligible students must submit the appropriate financial aid forms by our Priority Deadlines. Visit How to Apply for the steps in applying and the required forms.

Once the appropriate applications are received by USF and, if you are admitted to the university, our Office of Financial Aid will determine your financial aid eligibility based on your financial need. Financial need is the total cost of attendance at USF less the expected family contribution.