Student Financial Services Notice Regarding COVID-19

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Office Closed for Holiday

The Student Financial Services Office will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

We understand that emergencies can arise when our office is closed. To better help serve our students in these instances we have a list of resources to provide assistance when our office is unreachable. Be sure to email or leave a message for our office and we will get back to you as soon as we return.

The After Hours information is located on our Contact Page just below the Virtual Front Desk section. 

CalFresh Renewal Workshop December

CalFresh benefits are renewed or recertified every 6 months. If you applied and approved for CalFresh benefits you will be renewing soon, there will be monthly CalFresh Renewal Workshops to help answer questions and provide support.

We want to extend you an invitation to a CalFresh Renewal Workshop, Tuesday, December 8, between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Register for this event, which will be hosted on Zoom.

Staff from both the Student Financial Services office and the Student Success Center will be available to provide information on the CalFresh program as well as on-the-spot assistance with the online application.  

If you are unable to make it to the CalFresh Renewal Workshop, the Student Financial Servcies office will be having drop-in advising for CalFresh applications every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. through the Student Financial Services Virtual Front Desk.

Prospective Dental Students 2021-2022 Deadline

Prospective dental students for the 2021-2022 year can start the application process by completing the FAFSA for the 2021-2022 year and if appying for Full Funding, the CSS College Board Profile for the 2021-2022 year.

Credentials to log into the Financial Aid Portal to complete the UCSF Financial Aid/COLS Application are being issued by the Office of the Registrar.

The Priority Deadline for Prospective Dental Students is Monday, November 30, 2020

UPDATE: COVID-19 Interest Rate Suspension Information – Health Professions Student Loans and Nurse Faculty Loans

HSRA is extending the waiver of interest and extending the opportunity for administrative forbearance on health professions student loan and Nurse Faculty Loan programs from March 13, 2020 through December 31, 2020. These policies apply to borrowers to the following programs:
Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL);
Primary Care Loan (PCL);
Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS);
Nursing Student Loan (NSL); and Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP).

Borrowers’ monthly payments will remain the same, but the full amount of the payment will be applied to already accrued interest and/or the outstanding principal. Borrowers who are unable to make payments on their loans due to the COVID-19 national emergency may request administrative forbearance.

Helpful links for employees, graduates and students on fellowship

Are you looking for information on submitting forms to select your repayment plan?  Contact your Loan Servicer.  Don't know who your loan servicer is?  Log into Student Aid to find out. 
Are you looking for a signature on a Graduate Fellowship Deferment Form?  Contact the program sponsoring your fellowship, the Student Financial Services office cannot complete section 4 of this form. 
Are you a UCSF employee looking for someone to sign off on your employment verification form for Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Find out how at UCnet Public Service Loan Forgivness Program

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Update

A new form combines the Public Service Loan Forgiveness application and employment certification forms. The form will be available starting in November. Also a new PSLF tool will be available starting in November. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness help tool allows users to view history of employment information, track their payments, and view next steps to gain eligibility. More details can be viewed on their announcement here