Cross enrollment occurs when you are enrolled at least half-time in USF courses while enrolled at another institution.
Financial aid for cross enrollment is available only if you are receiving Pell Grant and/or Florida Bright Futures funds and you meet one of the following conditions:
- there are no seats available at your USF home institution for a course that is required to stay on track for graduation; or
- the course is not offered in a given semester at your USF home institution and if the course is not taken in that semester, will delay your graduation; or
- the course(s) serves the academic interests of your USF home institution (such as partnerships between USF home institutions and state colleges).
All other funds will be prorated based on your USF course enrollment.
If you are enrolling at a State of Florida public school, you must complete the Florida Virtual College Transient Student Admission Application.
Transient study occurs when you are not enrolled at USF while enrolling at least half-time at another institution.
In order to be financial aid eligible for transient study (excluding study abroad), you must be returning home as a result of a family or personal emergency and be attending another State University System of Florida institution. You must also complete the Florida Virtual College Transient Student Admission Application.
If you are a non-Florida resident who plans to enroll outside the state of Florida, you need to meet with your financial aid advisor in person.
If you are studying abroad, you must complete the Financial Aid Study Abroad Contract.
If you are considering pursing study in a country outside the United States and will be receiving academic credit that satisfies your degree requirements, you may be able to use financial aid to cover the expenses associated with USF approved study abroad programs.
IMPORTANT: If you are considering an independent non-USF sponsored or non-USF exchange study abroad program, please see an Education Abroad Advisor for more information.
Handling your financial aid situation before you leave the country will ensure that you have a positive, stress-free overseas experience. Prepare for your trip by reviewing guidelines for aid disbursement with your financial aid adviser. Before leaving the country, check OASIS once again to make sure that your financial aid file is complete.
University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services hopes that you enjoy your study abroad experience and we look forward to assisting you with the preparations for your program!