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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are just some of the questions we get asked. If you don't see the answer to your questions here, just e-mail us.


Am I required to attend Mass?


The University of Saint Francis welcomes students of all denominations. Daily mass is held throughout the school year. Attendance is welcomed, but not mandatory.


Can I attend part-time?


Students are free to take classes at their own pace. Attending part-time does postpone graduation, and we have some academic scholarships that are only available to full-time students. In addition, some programs may have scheduling guidelines. Check with your Admissions Counselor before making a final decision.


May I bring a car on campus?


Yes! All students can have a car on campus, and student parking is free.


What is FAFSA?


FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. We use this application to determine your eligibility for federal and state grants, loans and work-study jobs. The Indiana state deadline is March 10. You can fill it out online at You will never have to pay to submit a FAFSA. Just rememer that “F” stands for “free!” 


What is your out-of-state tuition?


As a private university, our tuition rates remain the same for all students, regardless of your state or country of origin. Take a look at current Tuition and Fees.


Am I required to live on campus?


All full-time undergraduate students under the age of 21 who are unmarried and not living with their parent(s) or guardians are required to live on campus. A student is free to live off campus in the semester in which he/she reaches his/her 21st birthday.


Can I study abroad?


Yes! The School of Creative Arts, School of Arts and Sciences and Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership all offer opportunities for learning abroad. Trips are taken throughout the year, and courses are offered for credit to prepare you for the experience and facilitate learning while at your destination. Contact these schools for more information, or click here to learn more about our different opportunities:

Field Studies in the Bahamas

Global Business Travel

The School of Creative Arts also takes a trip to a variety of European countries every summer.

You can also work with your academic adviser to plan a semester abroad.


How do I get my books?


Once you have registered for classes, you may reserve your books online via the Campus Shoppe or visit the store in the Pope John Paul II Center, Room 111. Bring a copy of your schedule to ensure prompt and speedy service!


What do graduates do with their degrees?


Many of our graduates have gone on to be valued and respected contributors to their fields of expertise. According to the latest survey of our graduates, 95 percent reported being employed, 85 percent in a field relating to their major, and 13 percent were pursuing another degree (graduate or bachelor’s). All in all, 98.7 percent of responding graduates either work or are working on new degrees.


How can I graduate in four years?


Most majors are designed to be completed in four years by full-time students. With a little planning and continuing discussions with your academic adviser, you should have no problem achieving this goal. Only two of our programs require more than four years, and both of these programs—the education triple licensure option and the six-year physician’s assistant program—offer their own advantages. Talk to your Admissions Counselor for more details.

How safe is campus?

Our consistently excellent safety record is achieved by 24-hour patrols, every day of the year. Residence halls are monitored by hall directors, and only accessible with official university ID.


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