If you need financial aid for summer 2013 and have not previously been offered aid, you need to login to OASIS to complete a Summer Aid Request Form:
In addition, if you haven't already filed the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you must do so by April 20th to ensure your funds are ready when classes begin.
The amount of aid you can receive for summer will depend on the length of the sessions in which you enroll. For example, if you are in summer A only, your cost of attendance will reflect 6 weeks of expenses. Your aid will be initially based on enrollment in summer C session (10 weeks), but your aid amount may be reduced if you end up enrolling in summer A only or summer B only.
You can get an idea of your summer cost of attendance (maximum aid you can receive) by using our Summer Cost of Attendance Wizard.
Things To Remember...
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.
To check your Financial Aid Tuition Deferment in OASIS:
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:
Federal regulations permit you to 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)
In addition to the requirements above, federal direct loan disbursement:
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: Federal Pell Grant funds and USF Grant funds require first day class attendance. You may not be paid in full until all of your courses actually begin.
If you used Florida prepaid in spring 2013, the University Controllers Office will automatically credit your student account for summer.
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.
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.
Effective with the 2012-2013 aid year, your eligibility is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time paid semesters while seeking a first bachelor's degree. Once you reach the 12 semester limit you will no longer be eligible to receive Pell grant funds.
Fall awarding for continuing students will begin in mid-June. Check your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status in OASIS after May 9th. Check the ‘My Requirements, Deferments and Bookstore Authorizations’ link in OASIS to be sure you have no outstanding requirements.
eDeposit allows USF to electronically deposit funds directly to your personal bank account.
Paper checks are bad because they may be at risk of being:
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