Additional Info : Financial Aid Policies

Confidentiality

The University of Florida ensures the confidentiality of student records in accordance with State University System rules, state statutes, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment. Your family financial information and the type and amount of your aid are held in confidence. Information is released only with your written consent.

For more information about how the University of Florida seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with UF, visit UF’s Privacy Website.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the University. Instead, contact the specific office or individual by phone or in writing.

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Taxation of Aid Programs

Any funds you receive from scholarships, benefits, fellowships, and grants from UF or any other source that, combined, exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books, and required equipment and supplies, are considered taxable income. This includes Federal Pell Grants, but not UF or federal loans.

You are responsible for record-keeping and completing your tax forms properly. You may want to keep a receipt file of educational purchases. For more detailed information, consult the IRS, your income tax form instruction booklet, or your personal tax adviser.

Refunds

If, as a result of withdrawal, cancellation, or termination of attendance, you are entitled to a refund of tuition/fees (determined by the University Bursar) or campus housing charges (determined the Division of Housing and Residence Education) and you received aid for the same payment period, part of your refund will be returned to the appropriate federal Title IV or Institutional account. Any amount remaining after accounts from which you received aid have been reimbursed will be returned to you.

Anti-Drug Abuse Act

A summary of UF’s policies concerning the use of alcohol and other drugs is provided to you through the Division of Student Affairs and may be viewed here.

UF Consumer Information

The university is committed to providing important information to its students, faculty, and staff. Consistent with this commitment and pursuant to the university’s notice and reporting obligations under various laws, a comprehensive listing of relevant consumer information disclosures can be found here.

You also may obtain this information from the Office of the University Registrar, 222 Criser Hall, and at various other offices throughout the University of Florida.
Should you require assistance, you may contact the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs in 155 Tigert Hall.

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