The Franciscan Promise is a free tuition program designed exclusively for Indiana residents who are first time college students qualify for full Federal Pell and State of Indiana aid; they will receive free tuition and fees at USF for up to 4 years!*
Without this support, I would not be able to attend a prestigious university like USF. My family could not afford it. I have nine siblings and I’m the first one to go to college, so the cost mattered.
Dahiro Omar ’24
Pre-Physician Assistant major
Saint Francis taught us to care for and serve one another. “Where there is charity and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance,” he wrote.
The Franciscan Promise is USF’s response to his teachings. Through charity and wisdom, we address a growing societal need:
I didn’t think I could afford a private college, but the Franciscan Promise makes it possible. The classes are small and we get 1-on-1 attention from faculty. It’s not like public colleges where you’re 1 in 100.
Novia Greenleaf ’23
Graphic Design, Web Design and Illustration major
The Franciscan Promise provides access to students like Dahiro and Novia, who want and deserve what USF offers: a high-quality and personalized Catholic education.
To be eligible, you must qualify for the following:
Indiana residents, out-of-state students and non-first time students who do not meet these criteria will still receive competitive financial aid award packages.
*Note: Student is responsible for meeting and maintaining federal and state requirements, including annual FAFSA filing by state deadline and State of Indiana credit completion requirements.