Financial Hardship

Transportation Options

Take advantage of the USF / HART Bus Ride Program to reduce your transportation costs.

Community Resources

Alpha House - Resources for pregnant and single mothers.
Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa - Services for homeless men, women, and children.
The Beulah House - A transitional shelter for women.
Homeless Helping Homeless – Shelter for college students.
USF Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry - Supplemental food, nutrition education and resources to any student in need; whatever their situation, whenever they need it.
Feeding Tampa BaySNAP Benefits Screening Tool; find out if you qualify. Find a food pantry near you.

Federal/State Resources

Florida DCF Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
American Red Cross
Temporary Aid to Needy Families
State of Florida Employment

Short Term Loan

Financial Aid Short Term Loans are available for students (1) studying abroad and need funds in advance to help pay for expenses before leaving the country or (2) experience a documented financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. Short Term Loans cannot be used to pay USF expenses

This loan is due by the date indicated on the promissory note and will not extend past the end of the semester in which it was issued. The loan is due by the due date even if no financial assistance funds have been received and regardless of the status of additional financial aid to be resolved. In the event the loan is not repaid in full by the due date a service charge for late payment of $50.00 will be assessed. Delinquent loans will cause a hold on all student records, including registration, transcripts and future Expense Loans. The student is responsible for all cost associated with the collection of past due amounts. The current interest rate is 5%. All expenses loans will be direct deposited. Please be sure to sing up for e-deposit in OASIS. Financial Aid funds from an upcoming year cannot be used to repay this debt.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Bull2Bull Financial Education program at SVC 2054, email, or call 813-974-6111.