Graduate Financial Aid

We believe financial aid is a partnership between student and institution, one that utilizes every available resource to make the cost of a world-class education more manageable.

Financing alternatives (fellowships, scholarships, grants, loans, assistantships) are typically available to University of San Francisco graduate students from five sources:

  • Federal and state governments
  • The University of San Francisco
  • Private lenders
  • Social, professional, and community organizations
  • Employers

Here are the basics for receiving financial aid:

Apply to a USF Graduate Program

The USF Financial Aid Office does not award grants or scholarships to graduate level students. However, your degree program may offer a merit-based award after reviewing your application.

Apply now or contact your degree program to inquire about scholarship and assistantship opportunities.

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit a FAFSA application as early as January 1st to be considered for Federal Student Aid and USF-funded scholarships or grants.

The University of San Francisco’s title IV Code is 001325. This code must be entered on your FAFSA application. Do not wait for an admission decision before submitting your FAFSA. Learn more about Federal Student Aid.

Search for Scholarships

Private scholarships are an efficient (and free) way to help finance your education. Use the following resources to search for scholarships that make sense for your academic future:

Apply for a Loan

If you think you may need additional funds to cover the full cost of your academic year, there are several federal and private loan options available for graduate students. Visit our Loans section to learn more.