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Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid administers financial aid from federal, state, institutional, and private resources according to the Federal guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The university works with students and families in determining available funds to help meet the cost of education at the University of Saint Francis.

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Financial Aid Links

Local Scholarship Opportunities

The Lutheran Foundation
The Lutheran Foundation Health Professions Scholarship Program provides scholarships for students of nursing and other health-related careers.

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne administers scholarship programs for residents of Allen County, Indiana. They are proud to help hundreds of area students, from elementary through graduate level, fund their educational dreams.

DeKalb County Community Foundation
The DeKalb County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of DeKalb County, Indiana.

Huntington County Community Foundation
The Huntington County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Huntington County, Indiana.

Kosciusko County Community Foundation
The Kosciusko County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Whitley County Community Foundation
The Whitley County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Whitley County, Indiana.

Wells County Foundation
The Wells County Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Wells County, Indiana.

The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Center provides links to all of the community foundations in Indiana. Check out your local community foundation to see what scholarships are available to residents and graduates of your county.

Questa Foundation for Education
Questa Foundation for Education assists young people with financial need to attain a college education, graduate with less debt and become contributing members of northeast Indiana's workforce. Visit Questa's site for information about the Roy Nursing Scholarship and the Questa Scholars Program. USF is a contributing Payback Partner in the Questa Scholars Program; if all criteria are met, Questa Scholars may borrow up to $20,000 and have up to 75% of the debt forgiven or repaid on their behalf.


Scholarship Searches

This site provides free, detailed information and step-by-step instructions. You will also be prompted to create your own private account name with your own private mailbox.
This site provides a directory where students can quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories.

College Board
This site provides a scholarship search feature, as well as a Financial Aid Services area that discusses tips on financial planning for students and parents. The site also provides useful background information about student loans.
This site provides links to more than 50 free, online scholarship search sites.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. They deliver a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities.

MACH25 is a simple and fast way to find aid for school. Users are prompted to create a user account which is used to search for scholarships. Instructions are provided on-line for you to conduct your scholarship search.
A free search engine to find outside scholarships. The list of potential scholarship matches can be sorted by deadline, amount or relevance.

Charter One
Use Charter One's online search engine to find scholarships for students like you. Our scholarship search function is a nationwide database of need- and merit-based scholarships. Search more than 1.68 million awards totaling $7.69 billion annually.

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
At U.S. Bank, they know paying for college can be challenging.  Here's your opportunity to apply for one of 40 $1,000 scholarships.  This program runs October through March and is available to high school seniors and college undergraduates.   

Government Sites

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program sets registered nurses on a rewarding career path while paying off 60 percent of their unpaid nursing student loans in just two years.

Workforce Investment Act
Contact the Work One Northeast Scholarship Coordinator at 260-745-3555 for more information about funding that may be available through the Workforce Investment Act.

Federal Student Aid
Official site of Federal Student Aid which is a part of the U.S. Department of Education. Provides information to students and families about preparing for college, types of federal aid, and how to apply.  

Learn More Indiana
ICPAC informs, encourages, and supports the education and career development of all Hoosiers. ICPAC operates a toll-free telephone Hotline staffed by information specialists who can answer questions and provide resources on education and career options.

IRS Tax Benefits for Higher Education
This is a direct link to the IRS publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, and is available in PDF.

Tax credits for education
Information on tax credits for higher education.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Offers several programs administered by its Education Service. Aid is available for veterans, reservists, National Guard persons, widows, and orphans. Programs detailed on the VA Education Service website include the Montgomery GI Bill (for Active and Selected Reserves personnel), Veterans Educational Assistance Program, Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program, Work-Study, and Tutorial Assistance. Toll-free numbers for assistance and benefit forms are included on the site.

The Fund for Veterans Education
Was established to provide scholarships to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school.

The United States Army
Offers education benefits for individuals enlisting in selected military occupational specialties. The Montgomery GI Bill and the Army's College Fund offer financial assistance to defray future education expenses. Students leaving college may be eligible for the Army's Loan Repayment Program. The enlistment option, for active Army or Army Reserve, repays eligible federally insured loans for education.

A service program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn help paying for education in exchange for a year of service.

The Department of Health and Human Services
Offers scholarships and loans for health professions students.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness
Students may be able to have loans forgiven if they agree to teach and meet certain qualifications.

College Choice 529 Investment Plan
Find out more about the Indiana 529 Investment Plan, a program that assists in saving for your students college education.