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How to Apply

Students applying for financial aid must complete the forms described on the following pages. The forms must be completed in order for you to be evaluated for any loan or scholarship program, including all federal and institutional programs. Loan and scholarship applications will not be processed until the Financial Aid Office has received all required documents.

If you are applying for any of the following aid programs, you must complete all forms listed under SECTION I:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan (USFL)
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan (Grad PLUS)
  • Private Alternative Loan Programs (ALP)
  1. Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA)
    1. First Time Applicant - If you did not complete a FAFSA for the 2012-2013 academic year, you will need to complete a new FAFSA for the 2013-2014 academic year. This can be done by either:
      1. completing an "electronic" FAFSA that is available on the U.S. Department of Education web page located at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. (Processing time: 3-5 days) or:
      2. completing a "paper" FAFSA that is also available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Mail the completed document to the Department of Education for processing. (Processing time: 2-3 weeks)
    2. Previous Applicant - If you completed a FAFSA for the 2012-2013 academic year, you may pre-fill your application electronically by using your PIN ID. If you cannot locate your PIN ID, you may request a duplicate be sent to you by way of U.S. mail or e-mail.
      FAFSA web page
      Request a duplicate PIN ID

     

    NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS:
    Whichever method you use, please complete the FAFSA according to the instructions that are provided. An incorrect or incomplete application will delay the financial aid process.

  2. When completing "Step Six" of the FAFSA, please provide the Institution Code for USF Morsani College of Medicine, which is E00568.
  3. Student Aid Report (SAR)- You will receive a SAR (U.S. Mail or E-mail, depending on the method you used to submit your FAFSA) in approximately 1 to 3 days after you have completed the FAFSA. The SAR is the final output document generated by your submission of the FAFSA indicating your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Review the SAR to insure all data is correct. If corrections are necessary, please follow the instructions that are provided with the SAR.

  4. Financial Aid Award Notice - Once your FAFSA has been received and financial aid eligibility has been determined by the Morsani College of Medicine Financial Aid Office you will be notified through OASIS that your Financial Aid Award Notice is ready for your review and action.  You will be able to accept some or all of the awards in this notice.  The requirements further outlined below will also be forwarded to you as the necessary steps needed in oder to receive your student aid.  Notification emails through OASIS are an essential part of the financial aid process.
  5. Master Promissory Notes- Please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website at www.studentloans.gov , create an account and successfully complete all necessary master promissory notes/applications. Students must complete one master promissory note when applying for the Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate/Professional PLUS loans. No loan will be processed without a completed master promissory note on file with the Department of Education.
  6. ONLINE ENTRANCE COUNSELING - Also offered at www.studentloans.gov , must be completed successfully to receive these loans in addition to the MPN(s).
  7. Graduate/Professional PLUS Loan- This is a credit based loan. Once you have successfully completed an online application and master promissory note at www.studentloans.gov the financial aid office will be notified.  Before proceeding with this loan application it is recommended that you contact our office.
  8. Alternative/Private Loans- Students who wish to apply for this credit based loan must first speak with a Financial Aid Officer before any application materials are processed.

 

Verification

The federal financial aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine are subject to a process called verification. A percentage of the FAFSA's processed at the USF Morsani College of Medicine will be selected for verification. If your application is selected, you will receive a verification alert email through OASIS and instructions for completing it. The verification process must be completed within 30 days of notification. Loan and/or scholarship funds will not be disbursed until verification is completed.  Any documents requested for submission should be directed to the USF Morsani College of Medicine Financial Aid Office.