Apply Now for 2016-17 Financial Aid
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. You can file a FAFSA as early as January 1 each year. UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is March 15. Apply well before March 15 to ensure that the federal processor has time to analyze and send the results of your FAFSA to our office. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so apply as early as possible to be considered for the most, and best aid.
In order for us to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be an admitted student and have met the “On-Time” deadline.
NOTE: The 2017-18 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016 and the “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016.
Status of Your Financial Aid
Students who have applied for financial aid can access information about the status of their aid online using ONE.UF. Under “My Online Services,” under “Financial Aid,” students can select “Aid Status,” “Awards and Disbursements,” or Additional Aid Reporting.” For more information, see SFA’s Check Your Aid Status page.
Students’ aid status is of critical importance at the beginning of the term—any hold could delay disbursement of financial aid funds.
Verification: If you are notified that SFA requires the completion of any verification forms, it is critical that you respond immediately to these requests. Make sure all documents have the necessary signatures. If you have been selected for verification, no aid will be disbursed until verification has been completed. Remember, the amount of aid awarded to you by SFA could change as a result of the information found during verification. More verification info.
Loans: Federal Direct Loan borrowers must “accept” each term’s award on ONE.UF before their funds can be released. Under “Financial Aid” for the appropriate academic year, choose “Awards & Disbursements.” Complete this requirement as soon as possible to ensure that your funds are disbursed at the beginning of the appropriate term. Students may also reduce or cancel Direct Stafford Loans on ONE.UF. If you are sure you don’t want to receive a loan, please cancel it. Students can learn more about the Direct Loan program at StudentLoans.gov.
Employment: If Employment is part of your award package, you have the opportunity to exchange a service (work) for financial assistance. In order to receive this aid, you must find a job. All on-campus jobs are posted through GatorJobs, while off-campus jobs are posted with the Career Resource Center. More Employment Info.
Sign up for direct deposit
UF now requires that all students receiving financial aid sign up for direct deposit.
To sign up, go online to https://my.ufl.edu/ and select “Access myUFL” to login. On the top toolbar, select “Main Menu.” Choose “My Campus Finances,” then “Direct Deposit–Student or PLUS.”
Direct Deposit is the quickest and safest way to receive your financial aid refunds.
Please direct any questions about direct deposit to the University Bursar (UB) at (352) 392-0737.
If you have any questions about your financial aid, please visit our office in S-107 Criser.