Eligibility

 
The University of St. Francis philosophy is that the primary responsibility of funding educational expenses rests with the student and student’s family. In an effort to assist our undergraduate students with their educational expenses, USF participates in federal- and state-funded programs and also has made a commitment to our students to provide significant funding in the form of grants, scholarships and a student employment program. Graduate students are only eligible for loan assistance at this time. The majority of the funds administered by Financial Aid Services are based on demonstrated financial need and all students at USF are encouraged to apply for assistance. USF requires all students who wish to receive scholarship (merit, talent or need based) or student employment, to have the current financial aid documents on file.

To be eligible to apply for need-based financial assistance, a student must meet the following criteria:

Undergraduate Student (Traditional)

1. U.S. Citizen, national, permanent resident or have approved refugee status.
2. Enrolled at least half-time (Undergraduate six hours or more).(Consortium agreement between USF and other schools can only take place if the student is enrolled at least half-time with USF.)
3. Formally admitted and enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
4. Making reasonable progress in his/her academic program (see satisfactory academic progress guidelines for Financial Aid purposes).

Adult Degree Completion Undergraduate Student

1. U.S. Citizen, national, permanent resident or have approved refugee status.
2. Enrolled at least half-time (Undergraduate 8 hours or more).*
3. Formally admitted and enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
4. Making reasonable progress in his/her academic program (see satisfactory academic progress guidelines for Financial Aid purposes).

Graduate Student

1. U.S. Citizen, national, permanent resident or have approved refugee status.
2. Enrolled at least half-time (Graduate 4 hours or more).*
3. Formally admitted and enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
4. Making reasonable progress in his/her academic program (see satisfactory academic progress guidelines for Financial Aid purposes).