Frequently Asked Question(s)
Q:While looking for USF Financial Aid Contact numbers, I saw an article on applying for loans. Can you tell me what the process is if I wish to apply for federal loans at USF?
A:If you are currently enrolled at USF or wish to enroll in a degree program at USF, but are worried about expenditures, students loans is the best solution. There are a number of federal student loans you can apply for here. All you have to do is fill out a FAFSA form online and submit it a fafasa.ed.gov. The process for loan application is free of costs.
Q:What grant awards are available with the University of South Florida financial aid office?
A:The University of South Florida financial aid office offers a number of grant awards for its students. The grant awards available are Federal Pell Grant, Federal Opportunity Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal TEACH Grant, First Generation Matching Grant, Florida Student Assistance Grant and USF Grant. In order to apply for these awards, students are required to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.
Q:How can the USF financial aid office help me?
A:USF financial aid office aims to help those who need monetary assistance to cover costs at the university. It therefore offers eligible students loans, grants, scholarships and fellowship programs. Students are advised to fill the FAFSA form first and then look for other alternative loans. The USF financial aid office can guide students on how to manage student funds and utilize them in the best possible manner.
Q:Can you tell me about the different types of USF Financial Aid?
A:The USF financial aid department offers many different types of financial aid, without which the overall education cost could be steep. It offers scholarships, fellowships, grants, work-study and student loans. While students prefer fellowships and grants, they may not be enough to cover all the costs. It is therefore useful to apply for a student loan program. USF financial aid department can also guide you in managing finances effectively.