Forms

The University of Saint Francis provides the following forms in PDF to assist you as you apply for financial aid. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the forms. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is available as a free download from the Adobe website.

Financial Aid Forms

Verification Worksheets

These forms are required for those students who need to complete the verification process.

Please note, if you also need to turn in a Federal Tax Return Transcript, copies of taxes filed can no longer be accepted. If you did not have to amend your tax information, you can log back in to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (allow three to four business days for processing) or call 800.908.9946 to request a tax return transcript (allow three to four weeks for processing).Have questions about verification? Refer to our FAQ page for further information.

Verification of Support Form

These forms are required for students who need to complete the verification of support process.

USF Yellow Ribbon Matching Grant

Students who qualify for Post 9/11 veterans benefits and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program will receive a matching grant from USF. You may renew this grant as long as you maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain in good academic standing to receive financial aid. There are 100 undergraduate grants available and an additional 10 graduate grants in School of Professional Studies, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Creative Arts and School of Arts and Sciences.

Tom Jehl Lifetime Sports Academy Scholarship

Scholarships are available to new students who have participated with the Lifetime Sports Academy, completed volunteer activities and have a high school GPA of 2.7 or higher.

PLUS Loan Adjustment

Outside Funding Worksheet

If you are receiving scholarships or funding from sources outside of USF, you are required to report this to the Office of Financial Aid. This form is enclosed in your initial award package or can be printed and must be returned to the Office of Financial Aid

Appeal Form

Special Circumstances Forms

Students and families who experience a change in circumstances such as an involuntary loss of employment or unusual medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance may request a review of their financial aid file. Professional judgments are reserved for extreme situations and families must provide the appropriate documentation. Students must complete the Special Circumstance form below, provide required supporting documentation listed on the form, and complete the verification process by submitting verification worksheets and a copy of the Federal Tax Return Transcript as indicated on the form.

Special Circumstances do not include the following:

  • Matching a financial aid offer from other universities or colleges
  • Student or parent(s) who does not wish to borrow to cover educational expenses
  • Parent(s) refusal to contribute to educational expenses
  • Parent(s) payment of student loans for older sibling
  • Expenses such as credit card debt, wedding expenses, sports, private school tuition, etc.

Please make sure to use the correct form. Forms are different for each academic year, so adjustments will not be made if the incorrect form is used. Allow five to 10 business days for a response.

Alternative Loans

Franciscan Alliance (formally SSFHS) Scholarship Form

Permanent Loan Decline Form

Each year, USF policy is to package students with their maximum Direct Loan eligibility. You can decline all or a portion of your loans each year to limit your cumulative borrowing. You may choose to never borrow student loans. If you wish to decline your loans for your entire academic career at USF, please complete and submit the following form.

FAFSA Waiver Request Form

USF requires all students to file a FAFSA in order to receive any form of financial aid. An exception can be made for academic scholarships. If you do not intend to file your FAFSA, but wish to receive your academic scholarship, please complete the following form and submit it to our office.