Financial Aid Services

Welcome to Financial Aid Services!

Pursuing a college education is an investment in your future. Yet, achieving that goal can be a great concern for students and their families. Financial aid may be the means to make your education a reality.

Consider this:

  • 98% of undergraduate students and 100% of incoming freshmen receive some form of financial assistance at USF.
  • 100% of full-time freshmen and 96% of all full time undergraduate students receive some type of gift assistance from USF sources.
  • USF provides its students more than $16.7 million in institutional funds.
  • The university offers many scholarship opportunities based on talent, leadership, community service and specific areas of interest, such as athletics and music.

For incoming freshmen who meet the USF admission criteria, with an ACT score of 20 or higher and a GPA of 2.5/4.0, academic awards and scholarships range from $6,000 to $14,000 per year*

In addition to academic recognition, USF offers more than 10 types of special scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition each year! Scholarships are renewable based on academic performance.

Applying for Financial Aid


Important Information:


In order to apply for all forms of federal, state and USF assistance a student must complete a FAFSA application every year. The FAFSA is available online at The application becomes available October 1 each year. USF priority filing deadline is November 1. All students, freshman, transfer, and graduate students are encouraged to apply for financial aid.

USF’s FAFSA School Code is: 001664