aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment
opportunities. Qualified students may use financial aid to pay for
tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation, and personal
All USF students who have need for financial assistance or
want to explore options for organizing their own resources to meet their
educational expenses should review the information that follows and
contact the One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services office in Lone
Mountain 251 or at (415) 422-2020 for assistance. USF financial aid
information is also available online at www.usfca.edu/onestop.
To apply for assistance from the need-based programs
administered by the Financial Aid Office, applicants (and their parents,
if required) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) found on-line at www.fafsa.gov . The information provided by the
applicant on the FAFSA is used to determine the family's expected
contribution towards the applicant's cost of education and the
applicant's eligibility for all Federal student grant, loan and
work-study programs, and the University's need-based tuition grant and
scholarship programs. In addition, the California Student Aid Commission
uses the information provided to determine eligibility for awards from
the Cal Grant programs for eligible California residents.
Undergraduate students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to their citizenship status may be eligible for a Cal Grant or University Grant through the California Dream Act. The application becomes available January 1.