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Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid administers financial aid from federal, state, institutional, and private resources according to the Federal guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The university works with students and families in determining available funds to help meet the cost of education at the University of Saint Francis.

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Financial Aid Forms

The following forms are Adobe Acrobat pdf files. 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 web site.

Verification Worksheets

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

Household Resources Verification Worksheet

These forms are required for students who need to identify other untaxed income and SNAP/Child Support Paid.

Please note:  If you also need to turn in a Federal Tax Return Transcript, copies of taxes filed cannot be accepted as of the 2012-2013 academic year.  If you did not have to amend your tax information, you can log back in to your FAFSA and utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (3-4 business day processing time) or you can call 1-800-908-9946 to request a tax return transcript (3-4 week processing time). Please take a look at this video tutorial to help guide you through the IRS Data Retrieval process.

Child Support Paid forms

2013-2014 Dependent

2014-2015 Dependent

2013-2014 Independent

2014-2015 Independent

SNAP Received forms

2013-2014 Dependent

2013-2014 Independent

Verification of Support Form

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

USF Yellow Ribbon Matching Grant

Students who qualify for Post 9-11 VA Benefits and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program will receive a matching grant from USF.  Students may renew this grant as long as they maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain in good Academic Standing to receive Financial Aid.  There are 100 Undergraduate grants available.  There are additionally 10 Graduate grants in School of Professional Studies, Keith Busse School of Business, School of Creative Arts and School of Arts and Sciences.

Tom Jehl Lifetime Sports Academy Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students who have participated with the Lifetime Sports Academy, done volunteer activities and have a high school GPA of 2.7 or higher. This scholarship is available to new students beginning in Fall 2007.

PLUS Loan Adjustment

Outside Funding Worksheet

If you are receiving scholarships or funding from sources outside of the University of Saint Francis, you are required to report this to the Office of Financial Aid. This form is enclosed in each student's initial award package, or can be printed and 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 (form available above) and COPY of Federal Tax Return Transcript as indicated on the form.

Special Circumstances do not include the following:

Please make sure to use the correct form. They are different for each academic year, so adjustments will not be made if the incorrect form is used. Allow 5-10 business days for a response.

Alternative Loans

Franciscan Alliance (formally SSFHS) Scholarship Form

2014-2015 Scholarship Form

Permanent Loan Decline Form

Each year, USF policy is to package students with their maximum Direct loan eligibility.  Students can decline all or a portion of their loans each year to limit their cumulative borrowing.  Some students 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.

Permanent Loan Decline 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 to our office.

FAFSA Waiver Request Form