Federal & State Programs for Full-Time Undergraduate Students

The University of St. Francis participates in the following federal and state programs. All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility. For additional information about federal and state aid, please visit our Financial Aid website.

To apply for financial assistance, please visit fafsa.ed.gov— the FAFSA school code for USF is 001664.

Federal Pell Grant Program

Award Range: $598 – $5,815

Federal SEOG Grant Program

Award Range: $400 – $4,000

PELL Recipient with 0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

 

Federal TEACH Grant Program

Award Range: Up to $4,000 annually

Grant for students who intend to teach in a high need school within a determine shortage area discipline. More information maybe found at studentaid.ed.gov and click on the Student, Parents, and Counselor heading. Grant award becomes a federal loan if student does not fulfill teaching requirements.

 

Federal College Work-Study

Award Range: Up to $3,000 annually

Financial Need

Federal Carl D. Perkins Loan

Award Range: Up to $4,000 annually

Financial Need

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

(Total combination of Subsidized and Unsubsidized cannot exceed ranges)
Award Range: Up to $3,500 for freshmen; $4,500 for sophomores; $5,500 for juniors and seniors

For info about current loans and interest rates, click here.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

(Total combination of Subsidized and Unsubsidized cannot exceed ranges)
Award Range: Up to $3,500 for freshmen; $4,500 for sophomores; $5,500 for juniors and seniors;
An additional $2,000 is available for dependent students as of July 1, 2008

For info about current loans and interest rates, click here.

Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS)

Award Range: Up to full cost of attendance less any other assistance

Payments are scheduled to begin immediately. Parent Borrower may request deferment of payments while student is enrolled half-time in school through Direct Loan Servicing.

For loan and interest information for PLUS borrowers, click here.

State Aid Programs for Full-Time Undergraduate Students

The University of St. Francis participates in the following federal and state programs. All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility. For additional information about federal and state aid, please visit our Financial Aid website.

To apply for financial assistance, please visit fafsa.ed.gov— the FAFSA school code for USF is 001664.

Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Award Range: $400 – $4,720 annually

Financial need, Illinois residency.

 

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship

Programs require teaching commitment upon graduation – if the applicant fails to meet the commitment, the scholarships become a loan and must be repaid by the student.

Award Range: $5,000 annually

Minority and must sign teaching agreement, Illinois residency.