Office of Financial Aid

Have An Outside or Private Scholarship?

The Office of Financial Aid no longer accepts private scholarship award letters to add pending financial aid credits to your student account. In order for private scholarships to apply towards your semester balance, we will require the check to be received by the Student Accounts Office. Work with your private scholarship organization to ensure that your scholarship check is mailed out and received prior to the semester tuition due date. Private scholarship checks can be made out to "University of San Francisco" and mailed to: University of San Francisco, Attn: Student Accounts, 2130 Fulton Street, LMM 203, San Francisco, CA 94117.

Renew Your Financial Aid

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 2023–2024 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
2022- 2023 Undergraduate and Graduate (excluding law)

Semester Disbursement Date
Fall 2022 August 15, 2022
Spring 2023 January 13, 2023
Summer 2023 (Session 1, 2, and 4) May 12, 2023
Summer 2023 (Session 5) June 2, 2023
Summer 2023 (Session 3 and 6) June 23, 2023
Summer 2023 (Session 7) July 14, 2023

For more information about refunds.

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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