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Financial Aid Programs At-A-Glance

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Scholarships can be found by using the USF Scholarship Search
Grants
Type Forms Required Deadlines Who Awards the Funds? Annual & Lifetime Limits Need Based
(requires FAFSA)
Additional Award Criteria Minimum Credit Hours for Disbursement Per Term Renewal Criteria Additional Information
Federal Pell Grants FAFSA At least 6-8 weeks before start of term(s) for which needed U.S. Dept. of Education Up to $5550.
Limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time paid semesters.
Yes Maintain Satisfactory Progress First Scheduled Award:
12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Less than 6 hours for 1/4 grant

Second Scheduled Award:
12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Complete the FAFSA each year Federal grant for undergraduate students seeking their first baccalaureate degree. First day class attendance required.

In general, payments for a term are only applied to outstanding charges/balances for the same term.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) FAFSA March 1 (priority deadline) University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Up to $1000 Yes, must qualify for a Pell grant Maintain Satisfactory Progress 12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Complete the FAFSA each year Federally funded grant for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. First day class attendance required.

In general, payments for a term are only applied to outstanding charges/balances for the same term.
Federal TEACH Grant FAFSA, Attend College of Education Information Session, TEACH Grant Counseling, Agreement to Serve At least 6-8 weeks before start of term(s) for which needed University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Up to 4,000 per academic year. 16,000 maximum for undergraduate and post baccalaureate. 8,000 maximum for graduate level students. (Amounts are subject to change based on federal appropriations.) No Cumulative 3.25 GPA for each payment period or score above 75th percentile on admission test (SAT, ACT, or GRE) Undergraduate
12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Less than 6 hours for 1/4 grant

Graduate
9 for full grant
5-8 graduate for half grant
Less than 5 hours for 1/4 grant
Complete the FAFSA each year & maintain at least a 3.25 GPA each payment period Students must certify that they understand the terms and conditions. If the terms and conditions are not met, the grant must be repaid as an Unsubsidized Direct Loan, with interest accrued from the date(s) of original disbursement.

In general, payments for a term are only applied to outstanding charges/balances for the same term.
First Generation Matching Grant (FGMG) FAFSA, FGMG Certification FAFSA-March 1st (Priority Deadline) University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Amounts vary. Yes 3.0 HS GPA & 2.5 USF GPA 12
Full-time enrollment in USF classes only.
Complete the FAFSA each year & maintain a 2.5 USF GPA Awards contingent upon receipt of state funding & institutional matching funds.
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) FAFSA No later than March 1; however, funds are limited and awarded on a first come, first served basis. University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Up to $1600 Yes Maintain 2.0 USF GPA 12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Complete the FAFSA each year; earn 24 cr. hrs./yr.1 & maintain 2.0 GPA State funded grant for Pell eligible undergraduate Florida residents. Must be enrolled at least half-time in USF courses appropriate to your grade level. Cannot receive award beyond 135 attempted credit hours or 9 semesters, whichever comes first.
USF Grant FAFSA March 1 (priority deadline) University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Up to $1000 Yes Maintain 2.0 USF GPA Undergraduate; 3.0 USF GPA Graduate 6 for half grant, undergraduate
(5 for half grant, graduate)
Complete the FAFSA each year USF funded grant for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.

Students who have attempted 135 or more hours and those pursuing a second degree are not eligible.
Loans (must be repaid)
Type Forms Required Deadlines Who Awards the Funds? Annual & Lifetime Limits Need Based
(requires FAFSA)
Additional Award Criteria Minimum Credit Hours for Disbursement Per Term Renewal Criteria Additional Information
Federal Direct Grad PLUS FAFSA, Credit Review, Master Promissory Note No more than 45 days prior to the start of a term. University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Cost of attendance, less financial aid and other resources No Maintain Satisfactory Progress & Credit Worthiness 5 graduate level hours Complete the FAFSA each year and have credit review Federally guaranteed loan program administered by the Department of Education. Repayment with 7.9% interest begins 60 days after receipt of funds. Additional information: http://www.usf.edu/finaid/loans/grad_plus.aspx

In general, payments for a term are only applied to outstanding charges/balances for the same term.
Federal Direct Loan Program FAFSA, Entrance Interview, Master Promissory Note At least 6-8 weeks before start of term(s) for which needed University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Varies, dependent upon need and grade level Yes (subsidized)
No (unsubsidized)
Maintain Satisfactory Progress 6 undergraduate hours for undergrad
5 graduate hours for grad
Complete the FAFSA each year Federally guaranteed loan program administered by the Department of Education. Repayment begins 6 months after termination of schooling. Additional information: http://www.usf.edu/finaid/loans.aspx.

In general, payments for a term are only applied to outstanding charges/balances for the same term.
Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) FAFSA, Credit Review, Master Promissory Note No more than 45 days prior to the start of a term. University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Cost of attendance, less financial aid and other resources No Maintain Satisfactory Progress & Credit Worthiness 6 undergraduate level hours Complete the FAFSA each year and have credit review Federally guaranteed loan program administered by the Department of Education. Repayment with 7.9% interest begins 60 days after receipt of funds. Additional information: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/finaid/loans/plus.aspx.
Federal Perkins Loan FAFSA, Entrance Interview, Master Promissory Note March 1 (priority deadline) University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Up to $3000 for undergraduate annually
Aggregate Limit is $27,500
Yes Maintain Satisfactory Progress 6 undergraduate level hours Complete the FAFSA each year Federally funded deferred payment loan. Repayment with 5% interest beginning 9 months after termination of schooling.
First day class attendance required.

In general, payments for a term are only applied to outstanding charges/balances for the same term.
USF Loan FAFSA, Entrance Interview, Promissory Note March 1 (priority deadline) University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services Up to $3000 annually Yes Maintain 2.5 USF GPA
(3.0 graduate)
6 undergraduate level hours Complete the FAFSA each year USF funded deferred payment loan. Repayment with 5% interest beginning 9 months after termination of schooling.
Other State Aid Programs (Transferrable State Programs)
Type Forms Required Deadlines Who Awards the Funds? Annual & Lifetime Limits Need Based
(requires FAFSA)
Additional Award Criteria Minimum Credit Hours for Disbursement Per Term Renewal Criteria Additional Information
Delaware State Grant FAFSA Check DE state website State of Delaware   Yes Check DE state website Check DE state website Check DE state website N/A
Pennsylvania State Grant FAFSA Check PA state website State of Pennsylvania   Yes Check PA state website Check PA state website Check PA state website N/A
Rhode Island State Grant FAFSA Check RI state website State of Rhode Island   Yes Check RI state website Check RI state website Check RI state website N/A
Vermont State Grant FAFSA Check VT state website State of Vermont   Yes Check VT state website Check VT state website Check VT state website N/A
X - All other states -- refer to your home states higher education authority                  
Work/Employment
Type Forms Required Deadlines Who Awards the Funds? Annual & Lifetime Limits Need Based
(requires FAFSA)
Additional Award Criteria Minimum Credit Hours for Disbursement Per Term Renewal Criteria Additional Information
Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) FAFSA March 1 (priority deadline) University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services $5,000 Yes Undergraduate; Maintain Satisfactory academic progress; Minimum of 2.0 USF GPA 6 USF active undergraduate credit hours (no drops) per semester
Complete the FAFSA each year by March 1; maintain minimum of 2.0 USF GPA
  • Funds are earned based on hours worked, not to exceed the amount of the FWS award.
  • Must maintain active enrollment (no drops) in at least 6 USF credit hours each semester.
1: year includes fall, spring and the previous summer semesters
2: year includes fall and spring semesters only
3: year includes fall, spring and the subsequent summer semesters