Financial Aid for USF Secondary Students

USF Secondary Application is one of the requirements to complete the undergraduate program at USF. Once your application has been accepted and awarded admission into USF, you can begin to select courses and programs that will help you reach your medical goals. You will be required to submit a Student Aid Report along with your USF Secondary Application. This is a summary of all financial assistance received for your academic years at USF, including scholarships, loans, and grants.

Once you have completed a USF Secondary Application and are approved to participate in the undergraduate program, it is essential to understand the length of time that you will be allowed to participate in the program. The student program will enable students to complete a full year of medical studies while concurrently enrolled in USF. In most cases, students can defer their first year of coursework while completing the following two medical school years. There are exceptions to the deferment rule, and you should contact admissions immediately if you feel that you will not be able to defer.

If you cannot enroll in the USF Secondary Application due to an unforeseen circumstance, do not worry. Discuss your deferment situation with the academic unit in which you are registered. There is typically an alternative program that will allow you to remain enrolled in school and complete your medical plan. The details are provided on the Application.

Upon receipt of your application and acceptance into USF, you will receive a Student Aid Report. This document is required for the completion and certification of your Degree. You should review the USF SSR carefully. It is a document that will outline all of your financial requirements and provide important information regarding financial aid, scholarship availability, and eligibility. USF does not require that you submit the SSR before acceptance into their program, but you must have one.

Once you have filed the USF Secondary Application, you will complete the Graduate School Request (GSRM). This is an administrative document that helps the admissions staff to determine if you qualify for financial aid and enrollment in the graduate school program. Graduate School Request (GSRAM) forms are available at the USF Office on campus. You should print and file each form, complete it, and enclose a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) when the deadline for the Application is due. Failure to file or send the completed Graduate School Request (GSRAM) by the deadline can result in a loss of points on your USF Secondary Application.

You may need to submit proof of your full-time or part-time status as well as evidence of your high school graduation from a school that is still listed in your High Schools Examiners (HES) report. Once these requirements are submitted, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that details all USF student aid programs and includes the necessary deadlines for each program. The USF Secondary Application does not include the Graduate School Admission Test (GMAT), which must be taken to apply for a senior degree in a healthcare career.

Once all of these requirements have been received, you will next need to submit an Application for Federal Student Aid to the USF Secondary Application office. A Master’s degree application accompanies this Application if you plan to pursue a doctorate. The USF covers a wide range of courses and requires that you meet minimum eligibility standards. You will need to declare which courses you are planning to take to be considered for aid. Eligibility is based on the amount of financial aid you plan to use towards your medical education.

If you have completed all of the requirements described above and your primary educational goals are to become a Registered Nurse or to begin medical research, the USF Secondary Application may not be the best choice for your needs. You may want to consider starting a Master’s program or enrolling in a hospital program through a research facility in these cases.

These programs will take longer to receive funding but will give you a higher academic success level and greater job security once you have graduated. Some students will opt to pursue a career in the public health sector after their education has finished. In contrast, others will pursue work as a healthcare professional with a lower level of education. USF Secondary Application requirements may not dictate your life path, but your success in life will depend largely on how far you want to go in your career.