Applying for Financial Aid

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

Once the FAFSA is completed, students will be directed to check their MyUSFPortal for updates and document requests from Financial Aid Services. The most common documents and forms requested from financial aid are:
1. USF Student Data Profile – this is an electronic form completed via the MyUSFPortal
2. Federal verification documents
3. Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note applications for student loans
4. Parent PLUS Loan Application

If any documents are requested from Financial Aid Services, we ask that you turn them in within a timely manner. No aid can be credited to a student’s account without completion of their financial aid file. This can result in late fees being assessed by the Business Office or holds.


Correction Procedures

All corrections to students FAFSA’s are made electronically through financial aid services. Changes are processed for the federal verification process, grade level changes, etc. Any changes made to a student’s FAFSA by financial aid services, are notified via email.


Notification of Changes to Awards

If the student’s award changes for any reason, a new award letter is processed electronically via the MyUSFPortal, and students receive a notification of the changes. If students or parents wish to change their federal loan amounts after acceptance via the MyUSFPortal, they are required to contact financial aid services and request the changes in writing.