Check OASIS prior to the start of classes to see if you have a tuition deferment. A deferment allows you to keep your classes from being cancelled for nonpayment.
Tuition deferments require eligible satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status. Check OASIS to see your current SAP status.
You can repeat a course you've passed ONE TIME and have it count in your hours enrolled for financial aid purposes. If you repeat a course you've passed more than one time, the hours will not be considered in your enrollment and could affect your eligibility for federal student aid (including loans) and USF grants. Keep in mind, however, that USF's academic policy counts repeated courses differently. Please review the section Grade Forgiveness Policy in the Undergraduate Course Catalogue at http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/1213/pdf/GradeForgiveness.pdf (Adobe PDF)
All financial aid, including student loans, require that you be enrolled as a degree seeking student.
Due to the high volume of office inquiries starting the week before fall semester begins, service will be provided to you based on when you filed your FAFSA and completed the application process:
In order to get the best possible service, make sure you have filed your FAFSA and provided us with all required documents no later than August 10th!
Federal regulations prohibit you from receiving more financial aid than your cost of attendance. If you have not previously reported funds from other sources, let us know immediately using the Additional Resources tab in OASIS.
Additional aid sources may include Scholarships, Tuition Waivers, Fellowships, etc.
Your awards may be revised to reflect any changes.
We recommend that before beginning enrollment this fall, you familiarize yourself with the Bright Futures renewal requirement changes.
For additional information regarding the Florida Bright Futures Program, as well as current Bright Futures Scholarship amounts, please visit the OSFA web site.
All first-year Tampa campus students are required to complete Financial Literacy 101, the USF Survival Guide and AlcoholEdu online courses by August 22nd. Don't delay! You are required to complete the Financial Literacy 101 course with a score of at least 80%. To get started, log on to my.usf.edu. Click on the Student Life tab at the top. In the My Organizations Plus module, click on Life Skills for Student Success and you are ready to begin!
The Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan at USF is administered by the Cash Accounting Office.
Effective with the 2012-2013 aid year, eligibility is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time paid semesters while seeking a first bachelor's degree. Students who reach the 12 semester limit will no longer be able to receive Pell grant funds.
Effective fall 2012, the maximum time limit for graduate students is set by degree level, not degree program. You must earn your graduate degree within the following limits:
For more information review the SAP Policy for Financial Aid Recipients.
Bookstore Advance (BAPP)
BAPP eligibility will begin August 13th, after Satisfactory Academic Progress has been calculated with summer grades. Students who are eligible for a BAPP may purchase books and supplies from the USF Bookstore until 4 p.m., August 30, 2012.
eDeposit allows USF to electronically deposit funds directly to your personal bank account and expedites the receipt of your refund.
Need Help With OASIS?
Your award may be revised:
We do not request personal information via phone calls to students.
There are organizations that impersonate college, government, and private institutions. Some will ask you for personal information that can be used in identity theft.
USFAS primarily communicates with students via e-mail through a USF account and we request personal information be submitted in written form for our records.
EEO & Diversity
USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.