Step 3: Accept Your Financial Aid

First, make sure you have completed your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application and set up your myUSF account (See Step 1). 

When your financial aid offer is ready to review (usually a few weeks after you receive your admission letter), the Office of Financial Aid will notify you by mail and/or email. You can then log in to myUSF to review and accept your financial aid.

Visit our page for step-by-step instructions to view and accept your financial aid.

Important: To accept your financial aid offer, you may be required to submit additional documents. Please visit the Financial Aid Guide for newly admitted students for more information on how to view and accept your financial aid offer and complete outstanding requirements. All financial aid requirements must be completed by June 5 for your aid to show as a credit on the July billing statement.

If you need assistance, please email, call, or visit us (our contact information is listed at the end of this step).

Deadline: May 5 or within 30 days of receipt of your offer, whichever is later.

Undocumented Students

Although undocumented students are not eligible to receive federal aid, there are a variety of scholarships, grants, and loans for which you may be eligible, including Cal Grants, the California DREAM Act, or University grants. USF also uses the College Board CCS Profile to further determine aid needed. 

We are committed to empowering undocumented students to bolster their future as college graduates. For more information, please see USF's Task Force to Support Undocumented Students.

Non-U.S. citizens:
If you a non-citizen, you may be eligible for certain types of financial aid. To see if you qualify, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Sign up for a one-on-one appointment with Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office, Lone Mountain Main, Room 203
2800 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel: (415) 422-3387, Fax: (415) 422-6084
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