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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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2014-2015 Academic Scholarship Program

In order to be awarded an academic scholarship at the University of Saint Francis, students must first be admitted to the University. If you have not already applied for admission, please do so using our FREE online application for admission.

Academic Scholarships are awarded automatically through the admissions process, and do not require a separate application.  Students will be notified of their scholarship eligiblity at the same time they are admitted to USF. Below is a listing of how academic scholarships are determined.

First-time Freshman

Scholarships are based on an institutional ranking for first-time freshmen. Institutional Ranking is a calculation of GPA and test score with a maximum score of 100.

Use our Scholarship Calculator to determine your Ranking and Scholarship, or calculate:

Scholarship Institutional Ranking Minimum Amount of Aid* Renewal Criteria
Founder’s Scholarship 82-100 $12,000 3.0
Trustee’s Scholarship 73 – 81.99 $10,000 2.7
Director’s Scholarship 64 – 72.99 $8,000 2.5
Challenge Grant 63.99 & below $2,500  


Scholarships are based on a cumulative college GPA for all new transfers to USF.

Scholarship Cumulative GPA Minimum Amount of Aid* Renewal Criteria
Academic Transfer Scholarship 3.3 - 4.0 $4,500 3.0
Achievement Scholarship 2.8 - 3.29 $3,000 2.5

*You may receive additional aid by submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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