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Student Financial Services Notice Regarding COVID-19

As UCSF continues to monitor the developments regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Student Financial Services will close our physical office beginning Monday March 16, 2020. We will re-evaluate the situation as it develops. 

Our Front Desk staff and our Financial Aid Advisors are able to maintain services remotely using our Zoom Virtual Front Desk Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, with a closure for lunch from 12noon to 2pm.

Seeking information on the interest rate suspension and payment suspension for students in repayment as a result of the recently enacted CARES act?  Click here for all the information from the Department of Education. 

Independent students not claimed by parents should file a 2019 tax return regardless of their minimum income to do so in order to be eligible for a stimulus check.  This can be done for free via the IRS by going to https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during these usual times. We hope that you are keeping safe and well.

UPDATE: COVID-19 Interest Rate Suspension Information

Seeking information on the interest rate suspension and payment suspension for students in repayment as a result of the recently enacted CARES act? Student loan interest is suspended on all federal loans from March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

For borrowers in repayment, payments are not required during this period (3/13/20 to 9/30/20). Automatic payments for borrowers with ACH payments will be suspended by the loan servicers automatically.  Suspended payments will continue to count toward forgiveness programs.

Click here for all the information from the Department of Education.

Independent students not claimed by parents should file a 2019 tax return regardless of their minimum income to do so in order to be eligible for a stimulus check.  This can be done for free via the IRS by going to https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free 

 

 

Housing Insecurity as a result of COVID-19

Students experiencing housing insecurity as a result of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services for assistance by email at [email protected]