Applying For Aid

Complete The 2024-2025 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to be automatically considered for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs based on your dependency status and Student Aid Index (SAI). Click here for more details.

FAFSA Needed: Semesters Attending USF: FAFSA Available Beginning: Use Federal Tax Data From:

Priority Application Date:

FAFSA Filing Deadline:
2024-2025 Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025 December 2023 (exact date TBD by Dept. of Education) 2022 March 1, 2024 June 30, 2025


The FUTURE Act of 2019 requires all FAFSA filers to provide consent to retrieve and disclose Federal Tax Information (FTI) from the IRS using the Direct Data Exchange (DDX) to be eligible for federal student aid. 

Be sure our federal school code 001537 is on your FAFSA when you apply each year. 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.

NOTE: If you are attending USF in the summer of 2024, you must complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA in addition to the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

Meeting the March 1, 2024 priority date allows you the best opportunity to be considered for the most aid types possible.

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.

Avoid Frauds & Scams
Check out these tips from the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Education to protect yourself and your personal information.

Not from Florida? Click here to check state specific grants and programs.