Financial Aid

Adult/Degree Completion Financial Assistance

The University of St. Francis is committed to making quality, private higher education affordable.

  • During the 2011-2012 academic year adult/degree completion students received $506,000 in gift assistance from federal, state and outside sources
  • During the 2011-2012 academic year 129 adult/degree completion students borrowed $1,426,000 in loans from the Federal Direct Loan Program for an average of $8,488 per student
  • During the 2011-2012 academic year 83 adult/degree completion students received $276,000 of tuition reimbursement from their employers (check your own employer for possible benefits)
  • USF offers a tuition reimbursement deferment plan for students who will use this benefit.
  • Adult/degree completion students can enroll in our convenient four payment plan each semester at a cost of $40 per semester
  • USF participates in all of the Veterans Administration Education Programs
    • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill—including Yellow Ribbon)
    • Chapter 1606 (Reserve Education Assistance Program)
    • Chapter 32 (Post Vietnam ERA GI Bill)
  • All students should apply using the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  • USF offers tuition discounts to adult/degree completion students employed at companies or agencies participating in our Corporate Educational Partners program.(shown below). During 2011-2012 USF granted $68,000 in discounts to 65 Adult Degree Completion students. Ask your HR Office if your organization participates or they can contact the University to see how to become a member. Some participating organizations include:
    • Advocate Christ Medical Center
    • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
    • Advocate South Suburban Hospital
    • Archdiocese of Chicago
    • Archdiocese of Chicago – Catholic Schools
    • Baptist Health of South Florida Systems
    • Carle Hospital
    • Caterpillar (USA Operations)
    • Catholic Health Care West-Arizona
    • Diocese of Joliet
    • Diocese of Joliet – Catholic Schools
    • Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospitals, Inc
    • Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital
    • IL State Soc. Radiation Therapists (ISSRT)
    • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
    • NorthShore University Health Systems
    • NuMark Credit Union
    • Provena Health Systems
    • Shriners Hospital
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Med Center
    • Tennessee Hospital Association (THA)
    • U.S. Veterans Administration Employees
    • Wheaton Franciscan Health Care

 

Federal & State Aid Programs for Part Time & Degree Completion Students

 

Adult/Degree Completion Scholarship Resources:

 

Other Resources

 

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