The University of St. Francis is committed to making quality, private higher education affordable.
We want talented students, and we support you...
- At USF last year, we provided our full-time undergraduate students with over $19 million in USF financial assistance with academic, athletic and need-based awards.
- Our students also received more than $5.4 million in assistance from federal, state and other sources.
- Our average financial aid assistance package, from all sources, for a full-time transfer student was $16,197.
- It adds up: Most full-time transfer students qualify for federal, state and other assistance programs in combination with USF aid.
Veterans & Their Families Are Welcome!
USF participates in all of the Veterans Administration Education Programs:
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
- Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill—including Yellow Ribbon)
- Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 1606 (Reserve Education Assistance Program)
- Chapter 32 (Post Vietnam ERA GI Bill)
Scholarships & Grants
See available scholarships below, or contact your admission counselor to learn more about what you might qualify for.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $13,000 annually – Available to student that become members of the PTK National Community College Honor Society. Students are to provide proof of membership either by turning in a copy of their certificate or showing PTK on their official transcripts.
- $11,000 annually (3.50- 4.00 GPA)
- $9,000 annually (3.0 – 3.49 GPA)
- $7,000 annually (2.5 – 2.99 GPA)
Catholic School Scholarship: $3,000 annually – Available to incoming transfers who are transferring from a Catholic College with an AA or AS degree.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship: $1,000 annually – Relatives of parents, siblings, and grandparents.
Leach Endowed Scholarship: Awards vary – Available to students majoring in nursing and has financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
MERIT Scholarship: Up to $8,000 annually – Available to students majoring in education, a student of color, has financial need as determined by the FAFSA and are willing to uphold the partnership between USF, Joliet Township High School District 204, Joliet Public Schools District 86 and the Joliet business community. This scholarship is intended to help recruit, prepare, and create a new generation of teachers of color in Joliet’s schools.
Noyce STEM Educator Scholarship: Up to $12,000 annually – Available to students who want to major in secondary education in the field of biology or mathematics going into their junior year at USF with a 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA. An interview is required. Interview will be completed through the year.
Science Fellows Program: $3,000 annually – Available to students majoring in Biology or Biochemistry and earned a 3.25 GPA or higher. Interview required. Interview will be completed during the spring semester
Duns Scotus Honors Program: $1,000 annually – Available to Presidential and Trustee Scholarship recipients. Essay and interview required. Interview will be completed during the spring semester of each year.
Athletic Scholarship: Awards vary – Contact the USF Athletic Department for details on scholarship opportunities.
Music Scholarship: Up to $2,500 annually – Music Scholarships are available for students participating in USF music ensembles, including the Schola Cantorum, the Singing Saints, and the Joliet Symphony Orchestra. Awards are given based on talent and financial need and an audition with the Music Department is required. Contact the Music Department to schedule an audition.
Band Scholarship: Up to $5,000 annually – Available to students interested in participating in band. Awards are given based on talent and financial need and an audition with the Music Department is required. Contact the Music Department to schedule an audition.
USF Grant: Amounts Vary – Based upon financial need as determined by the FAFSA and USF awarding policy.
Family Discount: 5% of full-time traditional undergraduate tuition – Available for immediate family members when 2 or more students are registered full-time in a traditional undergraduate full-tuition rate program.