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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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Matching Programs

There are multiple organizations who the University of Saint Francis has agreed to partner with by matching scholarships dollars. Below is a list of scholarships currently being matched by USF along with the requirements to receive the match.

The university has a priority FAFSA filing deadline of March 10 prior to the student's fall enrollment. Students completing the FAFSA after the March 10 deadline will be awarded funds as they are available. All institutional funds are limited to full-time enrollment and applied toward tuition and fees only.

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.

Chase Leadership Academy Scholarship

Students who receive a scholarship from their participation in the Chase Leadership Academy will receive a matched scholarship up to $500.

IHSF (Indiana Hispanic Scholarship Foundation)

The university will match scholarships received from the IHSF. The institutional match cannot exceed tuition and fees after Federal and State Aid. The IHSF Scholarship can be used for room and board for resident students. Maximum award is $5,000. The match may include other aid received at the university such as athletic aid, academic aid or need based aid.

USF SOHS Scholastic Match

Students who receive an award from the Parkview Alliance Scholastic Contest will receive a scholarship match the subsequent academic year if the student chooses to enroll full-time at USF. The scholarship is not renewable.

Dollars for Scholars

The university will match up to $500 awarded by a Dollars for Scholars Program. In order to receive the match, students must be enrolled full-time, have the funding from the Scholarship Foundation sent directly to USF, and provide an approved Dollars For Scholars Matching Form (Available from the Scholarship Foundation).  USF will match up to a total of $10,000 per academic year on a first-come-first served basis.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

The university will match up to $4,000 awarded by Horatio Alger for students enrolled full-time. The match may include other aid received at the university such as athletic aid, academic aid or need based aid.

Questa 1/2 Back Loan Program

Students who receive a loan from Questa and qualify for Questa to repay 50% of their loan will have an additional 25% paid back by USF.