USF System Regulation USF3.0120: Financial Aid
USF System Regulation USF3.0121: Financial Aid Administration, Distribution and USF of Financial Aid Resources
USF System Policy 10-013: Financial Aid Policy on Refunds and Payments
USFSM makes every effort to ensure that all qualified students have access to an education. All student financial aid programs are administered or coordinated through the USFSM Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. The above website provides step-by-step guidance through the financial aid application process and lists all deadlines. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid communicates important information regarding your aid via Oasis and USF e-mail throughout the year. Therefore, it is extremely important that your current e-mail address for financial aid is in OASIS.
The USF System Online Access Student Information System (OASIS) allows students to monitor the status of their financial aid from application to disbursement of funds. OASIS can be accessed through your USF NetID at http://my.usf.edu.
The first step in obtaining financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to list the University of South Florida, school code #001537, to receive your information. All students wishing to receive financial aid are encouraged to start the financial aid process as early as possible each year beginning January 1. The USF System priority FAFSA deadline is March 1. Many programs are funded on a limited basis, so it is to your advantage to apply early. Priority application dates and detailed information regarding financial aid are provided each year on our website.
Tuition deferments are automatically posted for qualified financial aid applicants. Please check with the USFSM Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for eligibility. Upon satisfaction of eligibility criteria, financial aid will be credited to student accounts after the drop/add period. Monies in excess of charges will be electronically deposited to each student’s checking account via eDeposit, or checks will be mailed to student’s local address.
If you withdraw from USFSM, either officially or unofficially, before the end of a semester, you may be required to repay all or a portion of the aid you received. For detailed information on the Federal Return of Title IV Funds requirement visit our website.