USF Alert:

All classes and labs on the Fort Wayne campus and the USF Crown Point site changed to an online format on March 16 and will continue in that format through the spring semester. There are no changes in Virtual Campus courses.

STUDENTS IN RESIDENCE HALLS: Residence halls will close for the remainder of the spring semester on Sunday, March 22.

Further information will be available at

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Costs & Aid

USF works to make its quality education as affordable as possible. Our Office of Financial Aid is your best resource for information and guidance.

The office administers the following forms of aid:

  • Grants: both state and federal
  • Scholarships: including University funded and private scholarships
  • Loans: including low-interest federal loans for students and parents
  • Student Employment: Federal Work Study and on-campus employment.
  • Veteran Benefits: USF works with the Department of Veteran Affairs to ensure education benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon program and our matching grant.

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Financial Aid Process & Timeline

Once you’ve been accepted to USF, your file will be reviewed to determine the type of Title IV aid you are eligible to receive.

The Role of FAFSA

Title IV student aid programs (including federal grants, loans, Work Study, and some scholarships) are determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted annually. By completing the FAFSA, you will be automatically considered for a Federal Pell Grant.

Students and families can file the FAFSA as early as October 1 (using prior-prior year income, per the Department of Education. The State of Indiana deadline and USF’s preferred cut-off date for completing a FAFSA is April 15, annually.