Freshmen

Financial Aid & Scholarships

In 2012-2013, we awarded $258,648,398 in financial aid. In addition, USF has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. So you can believe us when we say that we strive to make the USF experience as affordable as possible for students and their families.

Admissions Scholarships

To be considered, all you have to do is apply for admission by January 2! There are no separate applications to complete. Explore opportunities available to Florida and non-Florida residents. Check information on requirements, award timelines and accepting or renewing a scholarship.

Need-Based Financial Aid

USF offers a combination of need-based grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help defray the cost of your education. Learn how to apply for financial aid with our handy step-by-step guides.

Other Scholarships

Search for university scholarships and privately funded USF Foundation scholarships. Florida Bright Futures Scholarships are available for high-achieving students from Florida. The USF Scholarship Resources website provides information about a great number of outside scholarships.

Other Financial Aid

Your parents or another relative may have a Florida Pre-Paid Program plan or you may be eligible for veterans benefits. Student employment is another great way to earn while you learn.