How to Apply for Aid

Students and families who wish to be considered for federal, state and institutional funding through the University of Saint Francis must:

  • Apply for and be accepted to USF.
  • Complete and return the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). USF applications are accepted starting October 1 prior to the fall semester. Completion of the FAFSA will allow students to be automatically evaluated for a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Be sure to use the USF school code: 001832.
  • To be eligible for funds from the State of Indiana (Indiana residents only), the FAFSA must be received by the central processing system by April 15 prior to the beginning of fall semester, an eligible Indiana institution must be listed and you must request that the information be submitted to the State of Indiana for consideration. Eligible students must meet Indiana residency requirements.
  • USF has a priority deadline of April 15 for institutional funding. The university will award funds to students completing the FAFSA after the April 15 deadline as funds are available.

It is important to keep a copy of applications submitted and documentation used in the completion of the application.

It is your responsibility to ensure the FAFSA is completed each year even though you may receive assistance from your parents in completing the application process.

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Verification Process

During the processing of a student’s FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education will select files at random for a process called verification. Students who are selected for verification will be notified by the school and must provide the requested documentation to be eligible for federal, state or institutional funds.

If you are selected for verification, you will not receive funding until the verification materials have been submitted and the financial aid file is completed. If you do not comply with the request for additional information, you will be responsible for making the necessary payment arrangements with the Business Office.

USF reserves the right to adjust your award as necessary in order to comply with federal, state and institutional financial aid guidelines and federal regulations.