New Student Next Steps
USF is committed to making the enrollment process easy by providing a checklist of your Next Steps.
Step 1: Submit Outstanding Admission Requirements
If you have not already done so, please complete any remaining Admission requirements including your Intent to Enroll form, if requested, and official, sealed copies of your transcripts to the USF Graduate Admissions Office:
University of San Francisco
Office of Graduate Admission
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Access to registration will only be granted to those who have both deposited and submitted official transcripts. USF reserves the right to rescind admission based on any official documents received.
Step 2: Pay your Tuition Deposit
To officially accept your Admission offer, you must pay a non-refundable deposit towards your first semester tuition. You can pay via credit card or e-check online on your myUSF View & Pay account. Log into myUSF with the information provided in your Admission letter.
To pay your deposit:
- Log on to myUSF
- Click the Quick Link for View & Pay
- Click "Make Payment" and select the link for Admission Deposits
- Select your starting semester, enter the deposit amount from your admissions information.
- Complete the checkout process to submit your payment
Step 3: Confirm Financial Aid
If you have not already done so, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are starting your program in Fall 2015, please complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA. Make sure that your FAFSA is sent to University of San Francisco by entering our school code (001325). Once USF has received your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility for financial aid and send an email notice to your myUSF email account when your award offer is ready for review. You must log into myUSF Student Self Service to review and accept your award. You can also review and complete any related financial aid requirements from Student Self Service.
- Log into myUSF.
- Click the "Student" button in the "Self Service" box.
- Once you are logged into Student Self Service, go to the "Financial Aid" section, choose the 2015-2016 award year for Fall 2015 and proceed to the "Financial Aid Awards" section to review and accept your award. Check on the "Unsatisfied Student Requirements" section to complete any financial aid requirements. If you have any outstanding requirements, you must complete them before your aid can be paid towards your charges. For requirement deadlines and announcements, please visit our website at web.usfca.edu/online/finaid.
If you have any questions about financial aid, contact Naomi Follett, Associate Director of Financial Aid for Online Programs at email@example.com.
Step 4: Billing and Payment Information
Before you register for classes, you should determine how you will pay your semester bill. You won't be charged until you register, but you should still prepare in advance and be familiar with the system.
Review the Tuition and Fees for the current year:
Go to web.usfca.edu/online/tuition and click the link for the current academic year under Tuition and Fees. Review the charges that you should expect for the semester. Included on this page are tuition charges, room and board (for on-campus students only), and additional fees.
Go to View & Pay after you have registered:
Log on to myUSF. Under "Quick Links," click on the View & Pay link. This is where you can view your bill, make payment, and more. Remember, you will not receive a paper bill, only an email notice informing you that your bill is ready to review on myUSF View & Pay. You must log into View & Pay to view your account..
Choose your method of payment:
You may pay your tuition using online e-check, personal checks, or by signing up for the payment plan. Go to web.usfca.edu/online/tuition/payment/ for more information.
Be aware of semester payment deadlines:
Fall: August 1
Spring: January 2
Summer: May 1
Students must make payment in full or enroll in a payment plan by the deadlines listed above. Failure to meet the payment deadline will result in cancellation of your course registration. Please go to web.usfca.edu/online/tuition/paymentplan for more information about the payment plan.
If you register for classes after the payment due date for the semester, you must be prepared to pay the balance due at the time of registration, or you must enroll in the payment plan.
Go to web.usfca.edu/onilne/tuition for complete information about the university's tuition and payment policies.
Step 5: Registration
Prior to registration, check your "Registration Status" by logging in to your myUSF Student Self Service account. Review to see if there are any holds that will prevent registration. Also, confirm that your college, degree and major information are current. If you see a problem, contact the Registrar for Online Degree Programs' Office, your Dean's Office, or Program Director's Office for assistance. Go to web.usfca.edu/online/registrar/ for complete information on how to register.
Step 6: Take the Think About It Course
Think About It: Graduate is a mandated online 45 minute training program provides sexual assault and sexual harassment (including Title IX and Campus SaVE Act) training carefully tailored to the unique needs of graduate and branch campus students. All incoming graduate students, branch campus students, visiting students, online, and special program students are required to take the course. Students who fail to take the course will be fined $100.
Registered students will receive an invitation via e-mail with directions on how to access the course.
- Fall Semester Admits: September 1
- Spring Semester Admits: February 1
Step 7: Complete your Direct Deposit Refund Authorization
Refunds of any financial aid that exceeds billed charges are processed after the last day to drop without a W. Students can complete the direct deposit authorization, or specify a mailing address for refund checks in myUSF Student Self Service. For more information see web.usfca.edu/online/tuition/refunds/.
Step 8: Student Consent to Release Information and FERPA
Once you matriculate at the University, your records at USF are protected from unauthorized release under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. USF staff are prohibited from releasing your specific information regarding student account, financial aid, and registration records (including grades) to anyone, including your spouse, unless you have submitted a "Student Consent to Release Information" form. You may submit your consent form by following the instructions listed here: web.usfca.edu/online/registrar/student_consent/.
Step 9: Books
After registering, you can find out which books are needed for each class on myUSF Student Self Service. Log into myUSF and click on the "Student" link in the Self Service box. Click the "Registration" link and then click the link that says "Buy Textbooks Online." All of the classes for which you have registered should appear here. Click the link below to be directed to the USF Bookstore website and look up your class to find any needed texts.
Important Financial Aid Reminder: Your financial aid will generally be paid to your USF account approximately one week after the start of classes. Please be aware that these funds will not be available to you before the start of classes, and there are no financial aid book vouchers. Therefore, students should expect to purchase books out-of-pocket initially, and after financial aid funds are disbursed, any credit balance that exists after charges are paid will be refunded to the student to reimburse the cost of books and other educational expenses.
Step 10: Get your USF Student ID Card
Students who would like a USF Student ID Card can complete the Online ID Express at https://csgoldweb.usfca.edu/student/local_login.php. ID cards will be mailed to students directly after the request has been processed.
USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Note, however, that residents in these states may apply for enrollment in any USF courses or programs offered at any campus location.