Applying : Financial Aid Application Timeline

A simplified, visual depiction of the financial aid cycle at UF. Click on the image to enlarge. Download as a .pdf.

October

  • Begin searching for outside scholarships in October using the Scholarship Search Engine.
  • Begin requesting letters of recommendation for scholarship applications.

January

  • Student and one parent should individually obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) using www.pin.ed.gov.
  • Using the PIN, electronically sign the 2013-14 FAFSA.
  • Students can complete and submit their 2013-14 FAFSA as early as, but not before, January 1, 2013.

February

  • Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA.
  • UF’s “On-Time” Application Deadline for financial aid is March 15. SFA must have the results of your FAFSA by the deadline. Submit your FAFSA weeks early.
  • Students must complete the FAFSA in order to receive Florida Bright Futures.

March

  • Complete FAFSA in order to meet the March 15 ‘On-Time’ deadline. Review your processed FAFSA by checking your SAR (Student Aid Report). Correct any mistakes online at FAFSA on the Web.
  • Remember to check the status of your application and award on ISIS.

April

  • Once UF receives your application information and you’ve been admitted to UF, SFA will award you an aid package based on your eligibility.
  • You will receive a Notification of Financial Aid Award (“The Award Letter”) from SFA. Review it carefully and follow any instructions that pertain to you.

May

  • Review your financial aid file status on ISIS.
  • If SFA requests any additional documentation (e.g. tax return transcripts, W-2s, verification worksheet, etc.), be sure to respond immediately.
  • Summer B admits should begin attending Preview.
  • Summer B admits must complete their 2012-13 FAFSA for Summer 2013 financial aid.

June

  • Summer B admits should review their e-bills on myUFL (My Campus Finances).
  • Tuition Fee Payment Deadline: July 12, 2013 (3:30 at UFS if not electronically).
  • Fall admits should begin attending Preview.
  • Sign up for Direct Deposit, using myUFL. More information provided at Student Preview
  • Student borrowers should accept their loans using ISIS.

July

  • Begin to notify SFA if you receive any outside scholarships. Use ISIS, “Additional Aid Reporting.”
  • Student borrowers should make sure that they have completed entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at StudentLoans.gov.
  • Future Fall/Spring/Summer tuition costs available on the University Bursar website.

August

  • Students admitted for fall should review their e-bills on myUFL.
  • Tuition payment deadline: August 30, 2013 (by 3:30 at UB).
  • Students can begin looking for on-campus jobs using UF Jobs.
  • Financial aid funds begin disbursing toward student account charges. Funds will not disburse if students have not completed all requirements. Check your aid status on ISIS.