USF Value Guide
USF Value Guide for International and Non-Florida students.
VALUABLE INVESTMENT. REMARKABLE OPPORTUNITIES. At USF, we have a simple formula for calculating value: Remarkable, career-preparing, life-shaping opportunities [total cost of attendance – (Scholarships + financial aid)] = value First, consider the remarkable opportunities: • Intense academic discovery with world-class scholars • An array of undergraduate research opportunities (with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center or the Louis de la Parte Institute of Mental Health, to name a few) • The wide-ranging resources of Tampa Bay (think internships with Booz-Allen Hamilton, the Tampa Bay Rays and Raytheon Company) • A vibrant residential campus (with more than 30,000 students, 500 clubs and organizations, and 41 fraternities and sororities) • A diverse community (through which you’ll encounter enriching perspectives and meet lifelong friends) • The excitement of Big East athletics Discover the value of a USF education. DISCOVER REMARKABLE OPPORTUNITIES Redefining holistic care In addition to an intense course load, biomedical science and philosophy double major Ryan Williamson, who begins medical school next fall, still found time to amass a wide range of real-world experiences during his time at USF. From shadowing a surgeon at James A. Haley VA Medical Center (and witnessing the removal of cancer from a patient’s esophagus) to volunteering with Young Life, a national youth group, at its winter camp in North Carolina for three years, Ryan’s diverse experiences have equipped him to provide holistic care to his patients. “I only hope that my background in philosophy will one day assist me in acting upon my patients’ best interests when I am faced with making critical ethical and bioethical decisions.” Remarkable opportunities at USF LEAD TO remarkable opportunities beyond USF Through rigorous study with talented faculty members in challenging courses and meaningful undergraduate research, internship, leadership and service-learning opportunities, USF will equip you to embark on your career or pursue an advanced degree. What’s more, when you graduate you’ll join an alumni network of more than 250,000. That’s what we call unstoppable. 800 employers visit USF each year with the intention of hiring our graduates. You’ll have employers lining up to talk to you. More than 600 in 2010-11, we awarded The numbers don’t lie. In 2010-11: $291,982,912 36,413 in financial aid. students received financial aid In other words, you can believe us when we say that we strive to make the USF experience as affordable as possible for students and their families. Through a combination of merit- and need-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities—not to mention one of the lowest tuition rates in the country—a USF education is a valuable investment in your future. Average financial aid package awarded: $8,019 Total amount of aid awarded: USF Green & Gold Awards In addition to National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic scholarships, USF offers a $291,982,912 wide range of scholarships to non-Florida residents, including the USF Green & Gold Awards. Amount Requirements USF Green & Gold Presidential Award $39,600 (up to $12,000 per year)* $300 per credit 4.00 GPA 1300 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 2000 SAT (Critical Reading, Math and Writing) 29 ACT USF Green & Gold Directors Award $26,400 (up to $8,000 per year) $200 per credit 3.80 GPA 1210 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 1800 SAT (Critical Reading, Math and Writing) 27 ACT USF Green & Gold Scholars Award $13,200 (up to $4,000 per year) $100 per credit 3.60 GPA 1130 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 1680 SAT (Critical Reading, Math and Writing) 25 ACT To search the hundreds of scholarship opportunities available at USF, visit www.usf.edu/scholarships. Navigating the financial aid process We know the financial aid process can seem difficult, daunting and downright overwhelming. That’s why we’ve also compiled important financial aid resources for you on our website at www.usf.edu/finaid. There you’ll find a searchable scholarship database and other valuable resources. If you can’t find the answers to your questions there, you can also contact a financial aid advisor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more detailed instructions, and for more financial aid information, visit www.usf.edu/finaid. How to apply for financial aid at USF: Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage 1. Apply for admission and scholarship consideration to USF as a degree-seeking student by January 2. You can apply online at www.usf.edu/apply. 4202 East Fowler Avenue PAID Tampa, Florida 33620-6900 Tampa, FL T: (813) 974-3350 Permit No. 257 F: (813) 974-9689 2. Apply for scholarships. You can find a searchable database of scholarships available at USF at www.usf.edu/scholarships. The deadline for most University-wide scholarships is February 1. 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036, Tampa, FL 33620-6900 3. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can find the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or you can request the FAFSA from USF’s Financial Aid Office. The FAFSA enables you to be automatically considered for federal, state and University financial aid. USF’s Priority Application Deadline for the FAFSA is March 1. Be sure to include USF’s school code, 001537, when asked which schools should receive the results of your FAFSA. 4. Estimate your costs. You can find cost calculators for your USF experience at www.usf.edu/finaid/costcalculators.aspx. 5. Once you’ve been accepted for admission and awarded financial aid from USF, learn to use OASIS, your personal online USF guide for checking your financial aid status, registering for classes, checking your disbursements and checking your grades.