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Financial Aid: Keeping USF Affordable
Financial Aid: Understanding the Cost of Tuition

Federal Grants

yellowdaffodils_150Federal grants are considered need-based gift aid and don’t have to be repaid, making them extremely desirable for students, but limited in availability. You must complete the FAFSA to apply for most federal grants.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are awarded based upon analysis of the FAFSA, cost of attendance, and full-time or part-time enrollment status. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree. The maximum Pell Grant award can change each year based upon Congressional funding levels.

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Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Preference is given to Pell Grant recipients whose need cannot be met through federal grants or other financial aid programs. Grants range between $100 and $4,000 a year, based on financial need. Students interested in applying must file by the University's February 1st priority deadline.

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