Office of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Operations and COVID-19 Information
The City and County of San Francisco has issued a public health order requiring residents to stay home except for essential needs.
The Office of Financial Aid will not be available in-person. During this time, we will be available to answer any financial aid inquiries by email at Financialaid@usfca.edu or by phone. You may also schedule a Zoom web conferencing or phone appointment online. Once appointment is scheduled, an email will be sent to you with the Zoom meeting link within 12 hours prior to the meeting. Our office will continue daily financial aid processing. We appreciate your patience during this time given the unprecedented nature of the situation. Please check back on our website for any updated information for the Office of Financial Aid.
For University's latest information and resources on COVID-19, please visit the resources page.
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Which Financial Aid Application Should I File
|Application||Who Should File|
|Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)||Domestic students who are U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen and meets general eligibility requirements.|
|California Dream Act||Undocumented and DACA students who are California residents and do not meet FAFSA filing requirments. FAFSA vs CA Dream Act|
|CollegeBoard CSS Profile||International and undocumented out of state students who do not meet the FAFSA and CA Dream Act filing requirements.|
Disbursement Information (2020-2021)
Undergraduate and Graduate Students (excluding Law)
|Fall 2020||August 10, 2020|
|Spring 2021||January 15, 2021|
|Summer 2021 (Session 1, 2, and 4)||May 14, 2021|
|Summer 2021 (Session 5)||June 4, 2021|
|Summer 2021 (Session 3 and 6)||June 28, 2021|
|Summer 2021 (Session 7)||July 16, 2021|
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