Applying For Aid

Complete The FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to be automatically considered for federal, state, and university financial aid programs based on your Dependency Status and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Complete the FAFSA each year.

Note: If you are a new student for summer 2016, complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must do this by April 15th to ensure your funds are ready when classes begin. Also complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA for fall.

Use your FSA ID to sign your FAFSA electronically. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents must have their own FSA ID to sign your FAFSA

PRIORITY APPLICATION DATE:
USF's Priority Application Date is March 1 each year for the aid year that starts the following fall.

FAFSA Scams
The FAFSA is free - there is no charge to apply for financial aid. Beware of sites advertising services to help you apply for financial aid for a fee. If you use one of these services, you will be providing personal information to a non-government agency.

FAFSA Videos

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
A student with a drug conviction may be ineligible for federal student aid (grants, loans, work-study). If you are convicted of a state or federal offense of selling or possessing illegal drugs that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid you should still complete and submit the FAFSA. Eligibility may be regained after documentation of successful completion of a rehabilitation program.


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