Financial Aid

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We know you're seeking the best possible education, and we understand the costs involved are always a consideration.

University of Silicon Valley makes every effort to insure that each and every student who is accepted and wishes to enroll has the financial ability to meet his or her educational expenses. It is the goal of the Financial Aid Office to provide financial aid packages that are responsive and flexible so that USV remains affordable. The Financial Aid Office strongly encourages students and parents to ask as many questions as necessary to fully understand the options that are available to them and the process for applying. Please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment for financial aid counseling.

Financial Aid Office

University of Silicon Valley
Financial Aid Office
191 Baypointe Parkway
San Jose, California 95134 USA

Toll Free: 800.264.7995
Phone: 408.498.5100
Fax: 408.701.0601


Federal School Code: 001177

Types of Aid

Financial aid comes in a number of forms including scholarships, loans and work-study programs.


Scholarships are funds awarded on the basis of certain factors, such as academic merit or financial need.


Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not have to be paid back.


Loans can come from public or private sources and is money that must be repaid with interest.

Work Study

This program allows students to earn money through various job opportunities at USV.

Get to Know The FAFSA

The basic application used to apply for financial aid at any school in the nation is called the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is the first step used to apply for federal, state, and institutional sources of financial aid.

Students seeking financial aid are encouraged to begin the process early. Follow these steps to get started:

Step 1: Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID.

Step 2: Complete and submit your FAFSA.
USV's school ID number is: 001177.

Step 3: Allow 3–5 days for your application to be processed. You will receive a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR), review your SAR for accuracy and then contact USV to walk you through your FAFSA results.

General Eligibility Requirements

While attending USV, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to receive their financial aid. Students who are suspended from a program of study or terminated from USV are ineligible for financial aid until they regain admission and comply with academic requirements.

Eligibility for federal financial aid programs requires that a student be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. If you are a prospective international student, visit the International section in admissions for details on your enrollment process. The additional following requirements must also be met:

  1. You demonstrate financial need
  2. You are not in default on any student loan and do not owe repayment on a Federal Pell Grant received at another institution of higher education
  3. You have a high school diploma, GED certificate
  4. If you are male, you are registered with the Selective Service

More Resources

Explore your Right to Know and additional information to help students and parents better understand the financial aid process.

Financial Aid FAQs

Get the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Helpful Links

Trusted online resources for more financial aid-related information.

Net Price Calculator

Get an early estimate of your potential college expenses.

Payment Plan

Learn more about University of Silicon Valley's payment plan.

When you’re ready to apply or just want more information about getting started, visit our Admissions section. Or give us a call at 800.264.7955. We'll be happy to help you find details on application requirements, tuition and navigating the financial aid process.