The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you to pull tax return data directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) onto your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By doing this you speed up the financial aid process. If you filed your taxes online, you can use the IRS data retrieval process approximately two weeks after filing. If you filed a paper return, you can do so 6-8 weeks after filling. If you already completed your FAFSA and are selected for verification, you can avoid providing us with tax transcripts by going back to your FAFSA and using the data retrieval process.
Check OASIS to see your current SAP status. If your SAP status is ineligible, you must pay your tuition by the end of drop/add or your classes will be cancelled.
Beginning fall 2011, 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 Repeat Course Work at http://www.ugs.usf.edu/pdf/cat1112/08acapol.pdf (Adobe PDF)
All financial aid, including student loans, require that you be enrolled as a degree seeking student.
Enrollment requirements for financial aid are the same for all semesters:
The summer term has three sessions (A, B & C). If you attend session A or C, or a combination of A and B, you must enroll for the total required minimum hours before your funds will be released. NOTE: Pell grant funds require first day class attendance. You may not be paid in full until all of your courses actually begin.
If funds were disbursed based on enrollment in session B and you drop courses prior to the end of drop/add for session B, you may be required to repay funds if you don't have the required minimum hours for the aid you received.
If you haven't already done so, file the 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 20th to ensure your funds are ready when classes begin.
Students admitted before spring 2012 also need to login to OASIS to complete a Summer Aid Request:
Scholarship amounts for the 2012-2013 academic year have been approved by the Florida Legislature and are awaiting enactment by Governor Scott. It is anticipated that the Bright Futures Academic Scholarship will pay $100 per credit hour, and Medallion awards are $75 per credit hour. For additional information regarding the Florida Bright Futures Program, please visit the OSFA web site.
If you used Florida prepaid in spring 2012, the University Controllers Office will automatically credit your student account for summer.
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.
Fall awarding for continuing students will begin in mid-June. Please check your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status in OASIS after May 10th. Check OASIS to be sure you have no outstanding requirements.
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.
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.
eDeposit allows USF to electronically deposit funds directly to your personal bank account.
Paper checks are bad because they may at risk of being:
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Your award may be revised:
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