Office of Financial Aid

News and Updates

2024-2025 FAFSA and CA Dream Act Changes

The 2024-2025 FAFSA and CA Dream Act will be available to students and families by December 31, 2023.

The FAFSA Simplification Act is bringing significant changes and overhaul to the processes and systems to award federal student aid. This includes the FAFSA form, need analysis, and many policies and procedures. This change also impacts the CA Dream Act and awarding of state aid. We encourage you to regularly check our website for the most up-to-date information regarding FAFSA and CA Dream Act release, deadlines, and any other relevant details. Read More

Our office will be hosting webinars before the 2024-25 FAFSA release date to help you get prepared. Join us to learn more about changes coming for the 2024-25 FAFSA and how that impacts you, Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) creation, and information needed to complete the FAFSA. Be on the lookout for more webinars and events once FAFSA is released. 

  • In-Person: FAFSA & Fajitas Night, Tuesday, December 5 at 5pm in McLaren 252. RSVP
  • Zoom Webinar: Saturday, December 9 at 10am PST. RSVP

Virtual Drop-In Advising (Zoom)

The Office of Financial Aid will be holding virtual Zoom drop-in advising hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. No appointment is required. You will be placed in the waiting room and a financial aid advisor will invite you into the room when available.

Note: The allotted time for the meeting is 15 minutes. You will be seen on a first come first serve basis. You may experience a higher than normal wait time during our peak times. While the waiting room may appear open, we can only meet with you if you join the waiting room by the posted time.

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 881 3442 7073

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Drop-In Advising (zoom)

Meet With Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is currently open for in-person walk-ins. You can text USFDonsHelp to (415) 914-9982, then text "2" to join the line for Financial Aid. You may join the walk-in list when you arrive by scanning the QR code located in front of the SFS Center.

We also offer virtual options to answer any financial aid inquiries. You can email Financial Aid at or call us at (415) 422-3387. You may also schedule a Zoom web conferencing or phone appointment online. Once your appointment is scheduled, an email will be sent to you with the Zoom meeting link. 


Dates and Deadlines

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Fall 2023

Financial Aid Enrollment Lock Date 
Financial aid awards disbursed based on your enrollment as of enrollment lock date.

September 9
Fall 2023

Constitution Day
The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. On September 17th each year, the U.S. celebrates the virtue of the Constitution and all those who have attained U.S. citizenship. Learn more

September 17
Fall 2023

SAP Appeal Deadline- Fall 2023
Last day to submit a SAP appeal to be considered for fall 2023.

November 10
Fall 2023 FAFSA & Fajitas Night
Join Financial Aid in McLaren 252 from 5:00pm- 6:00pm to learn more about changes coming to the 2024-2025 FAFSA, how that impacts you, and what you need to prepare. Food will be provided. RSVP
December 5
Fall 2023 2024-2025 FAFSA Overview Webinar
Financial Aid will be offering a live webinar from 10:00am to 11:00am to learn more and prepare for the release of the 2024-2025 FAFSA later in December 2023. Learn more about changes coming to the 2024-2025 FAFSA and how that impacts you, Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) creation, and information needed to complete your FAFSA. RSVP
December 9

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