Tuition & Financial Aid
USF tuition, though economical, may still be high for some
students who require outside help for paying for their professional education.
The first step in applying for financial aid at USF is to submit your Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the first week of January. Please refer to the Financial Aid website for graduate students for details.
Important Facts about USF Financial Aid
- A student in need of assistance for paying for tuition at USF should apply for financial aid without concern of being not considered for admission. Admissions decisions are not made according to a student’s financial circumstances.
- If the students are not considered for financial aid initially, then they can also reapply during the academic year. See the Financial Aid website for graduate students for details.
Additional Financial Assistance Resources
- PsyD students will have access to a limited number of USF grants and scholarships and to program-relevant work-study positions.
- PsyD students will be eligible for state loan repayment upon graduation up to $50,000. Upon licensure and accepting a position in an underserved site, graduates may apply for loan repayment from $60,000 up to $360,000 from the National Health Service Corps.
- As part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA) a new repayment option for federal loans called Income-Based Repayment (IBR) was introduced. IBR can significantly reduce monthly payments for high debt/lower income borrowers. IBR became available as of July 1, 2009.
- As part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA) a public service loan forgiveness program was introduced. With this program, the government will forgive remaining federal debt on Direct Loans after the borrower makes 120 monthly payments while working full-time in certain public service jobs. An outside advisor will help eligible graduates understand and fully utilize this loan forgiveness program, if applicable.
- A Government Loan Advisor will help you understand and fully utilize these repayment options, if applicable.