Financial Aid

The University of San Francisco offers dedicated financial aid services to online degree program students. Please email with any financial aid inquiries.

Most graduate students finance their education with federal loans. The application for these loans is called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA . For more information, please visit our federal loans page.  You also have the option to borrow private loans  from the bank or lender of your choice.

To plan ahead for the costs of school, please review Tuition costs for your academic program, and loan limits for your grade level.

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient by reading our financial aid policies.


Important Dates and Deadlines

  • December 07, 2015: FAFSA Deadline
  • December 18, 2015: FAFSA Requirement Deadline And Deposit Due
  • January 02, 2016: Spring 2016 Tuition Due
  • January 24, 2016: Registration Deadline
  • January 25, 2016: Spring 2016 Term Begins
  • January 29, 2016: Last day to Drop for 100% refund
  • February 01, 2016: Financial Aid Disbursement
  • February 02, 2016 - Financial Aid Refunds sent (wait 5-10 business days for receipt via check or direct deposit)
  • May 19, 2016: Spring 2016 Term Ends

To find detailed information about scholarships, loans, or financial aid for online programs, please log into myUSF Student Self Service.

State Authorization
USF is accepting applications for enrollment into online degree programs from residents in the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Please check for specific programs offered in these states.