Office of Financial Aid

Renew your FAFSA

Planning on using financial aid next year? Applying for financial aid is an annual process, and you must renew your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application every academic year. Make sure to renew by March 2 for the 2022–2023 academic year in order to be considered for maximum aid and get a financial aid package in time for next year. Since you’ve already created an account, the process may go quicker than you think!

Meet with Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is currently open for in-person meetings. You can text USFDonsHelp to (415) 914-9982 then text 2 to join the line for Financial Aid.

We also have virtual options available to answer any financial aid inquiries. You can email Financial Aid at or contact us by phone 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. 

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Which Financial Aid Application Should I File

Application Who Should File
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Domestic undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen and meets general eligibility requirements. Federal School Code: 001325
California Dream Act  Undocumented and DACA undergraduate students who are California residents and do not meet FAFSA filing requirements. FAFSA vs CA Dream Act. School Code: 00132500

Disbursement Information (2021-2022)

Undergraduate and Graduate Students (excluding Law)

Semester Disbursement Date
Fall 2021 August 16, 2021
Spring 2022 January 14, 2022
Summer 2022 (Session 1, 2, and 4) May 13, 2022
Summer 2022 (Session 5) June 3, 2022
Summer 2022 (Session 3 and 6) June 25, 2022
Summer 2022 (Session 7) July 15, 2022

For more information about refunds.

For more information about disbursements.

Financial Aid Next Steps Webinar

The recording of our 2021- 2022 "Financial Aid Next Steps" webinar is now available!

Video Tutorials

Need help finding your financial aid self-service, accepting your award offer, or submitting an online form? Use the financial aid videos page for help! Click to view more tutorials.

Navigating the Student Self-Service Financial Aid Portal