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. This order is effective midnight on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and last until Sunday, May 3, 2020. 

To comply with this order, 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 phones. You may also schedule a Zoom web conferencing or phone appointments online. Once appointment is scheduled, an email will be sent to you with the Zoom meeting link within 24 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. 

If you need to reach Student Accounts Office for billing and tuition inquiries, please email them at Studentaccounts@usfca.edu.

If you need to reach the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) for housing related inquiries, please email them at Share@usfca.edu.

For University's latest information and resources on COVID-19, please visit the resources page

 

Summer Financial Aid

Will you be enrolling in summer classes and using financial aid? Undergraduate students may be eligible to use Federal student aid with a minimum 6 units enrollment or 3 units for graduate students. Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loan annual limits apply. Please ensure that a 2019-2020 FAFSA is completed. 

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

Undergraduate and Graduate (excluding law)

Fall....................…………....................... August 12th, 2019

Spring..................………...................... January 13th, 2020

Summer Session I, II, and IV............... May 10th, 2020

Summer Session III,V, and VI.............. June 8th, 2020

Summer Session VII............................ July 10th, 2020

Private Loans*…………......................... Vary Depending on Lender

For more information about refunds.

For more information about disbursements.

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