Scholarships and Financial Aid

Education should be affordable. That’s why the University of South Florida offers a variety of financial aid options to help our students achieve their goals and advance their careers without breaking the bank or racking up loan debt.

The application for USF scholarships for the 2020-2021 award year is now closed.

Please contact the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus Financial Aid Office at 941-359-4459 or by email through the ServiceNow link. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to contact Financial Aid at the Tampa campus or here for the St. Petersburg campus office.

CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Funding

USF has received $17.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education, provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, that will be used for emergency student aid. Students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 are eligible to apply for this program.

For more details, please read the FAQs

You can access the application by following these steps:

1. Log into MyUSF
2. Click on Archivum under the Business Systems tab
3. Click on the Student Portal tile
4. Click on the CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Application Action under the My Actions & Tasks tab

You can also login to the Archivum Student Portal below to find the application link:

Take One Step at a Time

Estimate your costs and learn how to start applying for financial aid by reviewing answers to commonly asked qustions.

Financial Aid FAQ

Add It All Up

Whether you are registering for full-time, half-time or part-time, it’s important to know what your up-front costs are. View the current tuition and fees to attend courses at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.

USFSM Tuition & Fees

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is not only easy to apply for, but extremely abundant. It’s no surprise 80 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid!

Scholarship Search USFSM


Our students have access to hundreds of financial assistance opportunities, from USF and community scholarships to foundation and veteran scholarships.


Find Extra Help

Sometimes scholarships and grants simply don’t cover all the costs associated with investing in your future. But do you know all the facts when it comes to taking out student loans? Learn about what types of loans are available and plan for repayment here.

Loan Information