UF Bookstore Deferred Payment Program

Students who receive financial aid may be eligible to use the UF Bookstore Deferred Payment Program to obtain books and supplies before financial aid awards are received and classes begin. Usually, this allows for a $500 credit for books and supplies from the UF bookstore per semester for eligible students. More information is available from the UF Bookstore.UF Bookstore.

The Bookstore Deferred Payment Program is not additional funding for books. Instead, students can purchase books and supplies at the UF Bookstore before financial aid disburses, but will use financial aid funds that have already been awarded to pay for these charges. Charges from your purchases at the bookstore will be placed on your student account and will be paid when your financial aid disburses. Students will be responsible for any unpaid UF Bookstore charges on their accounts after financial aid has disbursed.

Eligible students who have been awarded an Academic Scholar Bright Futures award will have a $300 educational supplies stipend for the 2017-18 fall and spring semesters that will be disbursed with their Bright Futures scholarship. Students who have a Bright Futures Academic Scholar award can use the UF Bookstore Deferred Payment Program to purchase books and supplies and their payment for these supplies will usually be deferred until their financial aid is disbursed.

Please email Deferments@bsd.ufl.edudeferments@bsd.ufl.edu with additional questions about the UF Bookstore Deferred Payment Program.

Apply Now for 2018-19 Financial Aid

Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you are considered for financial aid, you should apply for aid before being admitted. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Www.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov. You can file a 2018-19 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017. UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your 2018-19 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2017. Apply well before December 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 UF to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be a degree-seeking, admitted student and have met the “On-Time” deadline.

 

SFA Fall 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the online version of the Fall 2017-18 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — a publication produced once a semester to keep students informed of important developments in financial aid.

Featured in this issue:

Apply For 2018-19 Financial Aid On October 1Apply for 2018-19 Financial Aid on October 1
2017-18 Bright Futures Update2017-18 Bright Futures Update
Year Round Pell Grant UpdateYear Round Pell Grant Update
Florida Bright Futures Renewal RequirementsFlorida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements
Information And Financial Aid Assistance For Study Abroad Information and Financial Aid Assistance for Study Abroad
Stay Eligible For Financial AidStay Eligible for Financial Aid
Consumer InformationConsumer Information
Check Your Financial Aid Status At ONE.UFCheck your Financial Aid Status at ONE.UF
Credit Card TipsCredit Card Tips
Mark Your Calendar To Apply For 2018-19 Financial AidMark your Calendar to Apply for 2018-19 Financial Aid
And Additional SFA Informationand additional SFA information

Apply for 2018-19 Financial Aid on October 1

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Www.fafsa.govFAFSAWww.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov. You can file a 2018-19 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017. UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your 2018-19 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2017. Apply well before December 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 a degree seeking admitted student and have met the “On-Time” deadline.

What can students do to prepare for 2018-19?

  1. Use Your FSA ID
    Create an FSA ID at Https://fsaid.ed.govhttps://fsaid.ed.gov. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. You must have an FSA ID before you can file a FAFSA.
  2. Apply Online
    SFA recommends filing online using the FAFSA website. Filing an online FAFSA can save you weeks of processing time. The online application also has edit checks to catch errors. The online application is available at Www.fafsa.govFAFSAWww.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov.
  3. Apply Early
    Apply starting October 1, 2017. For your application to be considered “On-Time,” SFA must receive your FAFSA results, with a calculated Expected Family Contribution (or EFC), by December 15, 2017. Keep in mind that you are submitting your FAFSA to the federal government, not to the University of Florida. Submit your FAFSA weeks before the December 15 deadline so that there is enough time for your FAFSA data to reach our office before the deadline. Apply as early as possible to be considered for the most, and best aid.
  4. Use the IRS DRT
    The 2018-19 FAFSA will use 2016 income and tax information for students and parents. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when possible to automatically import your tax information into your FAFSA.
  5. Reapply Every Year
    Don’t make the mistake of assuming that financial aid magically renews itself—students must reapply each year by filling out the FAFSA.

Have questions or need help?

Get free assistance and answers at Www.fafsa.govFAFSAWww.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.ed.gov or 1-800-433-3243 or make an appointment with your financial aid adviser.
Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfawww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfa

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2017-18 Bright Futures Update

In July, the Office for Student Financial Affairs revised financial aid award letters for eligible students receiving a 2017-18 Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award. The revised award reflects 100% tuition and applicable fees plus a $300 stipend that can be used for college-related expenses for the fall and spring terms. Recipients of the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award will also be eligible for funding for summer 2018. Additional information is available about 2017-18 Bright Futures2017-18 Bright Futures.

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Year-Round Pell Grant Update

Year-round Pell Grant is available starting with the 2017-2018 academic year. This allows for a student to receive 150% of a Pell Grant during an award year. Students can now take courses during the summer term that will allow them to graduate faster. To be eligible for the additional 50%, a student must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours which is considered half time enrollment. Additional information is available about Year-Round PellYear-Round Pell.

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Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements

  • All Bright Futures recipients are required to meet minimum credit hour and GPA requirements in order to renew their award each year. Students enrolled full time for both semesters are required to earn at least 24 semester hours in order to renew their award at the end of each academic year. For students not enrolled full time for both semesters, the hours required to renew are prorated.
  • Students who do NOT earn the credit hours for which they were funded by the end of the evaluation period will be TERMINATED from the scholarship program.
  • Students who do NOT earn their program’s required GPA at the end of their first evaluation period will be permitted a one-time restoration opportunity. Traditional students receiving funding during fall/spring will be permitted a one-time summer opportunity. Innovation Academy students receiving funding during spring/summer will be permitted a one-time fall opportunity.

Bright Futures Renewal Predictor

Determining exactly how many hours you will need to renew your particular Bright Futures award can be confusing. SFA has created a Renewal PredictorRenewal Predictor to aid you in determining your individual renewal requirements.

For more information, students should contact the FDOE Office of Student Financial Assistance at 1-888-827-2004. Www.floridastudentfinancialaid.orgwww.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Florida Bright Futures Repayment Policy

  • Students will be required to repay their award hours for any course dropped or withdrawn after the drop-add period.
  • Hours repaid for dropped or withdrawn courses are added back to the student’s total semester hours available, and are not included in the student’s total credit hours required to renew the award.
  • Repayment for the cost of dropped or withdrawn award hours is required to renew a Bright Futures award for the subsequent academic year.
  • Nonpayment of dropped or withdrawn Bright Futures award hours may also negatively affect renewal eligibility for other state programs.

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Information and Financial Aid Assistance Available for Study Abroad

Student Financial Affairs has a Study Abroad financial aid coordinator who is dedicated to advising students on financial aid matters for their overseas studies.

For assistance with financial aid for Study Abroad, contact Allison Costa in S-107 Criser Hall, via phone at 352-294-3228 and email at Allisoncosta@ufl.eduallisoncosta@ufl.edu. Allison will be at the UF Study Aboard Fair on September 20, 2017 from 10am-3pm at the Reitz Union North Lawn.

Information on financial aid for Study Abroad programs is also available on the SFA Study Abroad Webpage Study Abroad webpage .

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Stay Eligible for Financial Aid

You need to make satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving federal student aid. In other words, you have to make good enough grades, and complete enough classes (credits, hours, etc.), to keep moving toward successfully completing your degree.

Students who fail to meet the following criteria will be ineligible for federal, state, and/or institutional scholarship and grant funds:

  • maintain the required cumulative grade point average,
  • successfully complete the required percentage of attempted coursework,
  • complete their program of study within the prescribed length of time.

Read about the quantitative and qualitative components you must meet to maintain your eligibility for financial aid at the Satisfactory Academic ProgressSatisfactory Academic Progress webpage.

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Check Your Financial Aid Status

Use ONE.UFONE.UFONE.UF “Aid Status” to:

  • Find out if your financial aid file is complete or if you have outstanding requirements that will prevent the disbursement of your financial aid.
  • Request student loans.
  • Print verification documents.

To check your aid status:

  1. Go to ONE.UFONE.UFONE.UF
  2. On the left menu, under “Financial Aid,” choose “Aid Status” for the correct academic year.

Check the status of your financial aid often each semester.

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Consumer Information

The University of Florida 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, additional information can be found on the UF Consumer Information Webpageconsumer information webpage.

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Credit Card Tips 

Properly managing a credit card is a big responsibility. Credit cards can help establish and improve your credit score if they’re used properly. They can also damage your credit score and get you into serious debt if you don’t know what you’re doing. Use the tips below to make sound financial decisions.

Shop Around

Select a card that has the lowest interest rate and fee structure, and be sure to read the fine print. You’ll also need to know about late charges, other fees, and grace periods. Make sure you know the card’s Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and how it’s calculated. Shop around for the best deal and be wary of card offers that seem too good to be true.

Limit the Number of Cards You Have

One credit card should be sufficient. Applying for a lot of credit at any given time can hurt your credit score and possibly make you a high credit risk. This can affect your ability to get loans or to rent an apartment. In addition, closing several credit cards at once will trigger a decrease in your overall credit score.

Set Your Minimum Balance Low

This helps you control your spending habits. Spending up to your credit limit – or maxing out your credit card – suggests you could be a credit risk since you might be likely to overspend.

Pay off Your Balance Each Month

This takes discipline, and it saves you money in the long run. If you can’t pay off the entire balance on all of your credit cards, pay off your higher interest rate cards first and always pay off more than the minimum balance.

Avoid Late Payments

Late payments are bad for your credit, and a credit card company could use a single late payment as justification for raising your interest rate going forward. This could cost you hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars over time.

Review Your Monthly Statement

Save your receipts so you can carefully compare the charges on your credit card receipts with your records to ensure an accurate monthly statement.

Balance Wants vs. Needs

If you’ve had problems with impulse spending, don’t carry all of your credit cards with you. Consider carrying a single card for emergencies only. It also helps to think in terms of wants vs. needs when it comes to spending money with your credit card. By resisting the temptation to spend impulsively with credit cards, you can maintain a healthy credit score with little risk of getting in over your head.

Reconsider Large Purchases

If you are considering putting a large purchase on your credit card, put yourself through a waiting period before you actually make the purchase. Remember, a large purchase will need to be paid off sooner or later, and you want to make sure you’re paying the least amount of interest on your credit cards as possible.

Cash Advances

Beware – the cash looks attractive, but interest accrues from the moment you accept the cash, and you will also be assessed transaction fees. This means a quick $20 withdrawal from an ATM by using your credit card could easily cost you $30 or more.

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Mark Your Calendar to Apply for 2018-19 Financial Aid

The 2018-19 Www.fafsa.govFAFSAWww.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govFAFSA will become available on October 1, 2017. UF’s “On-Time” deadline will be December 15, 2017. Apply well before December 15 to ensure that the federal processor has time to analyze and send the results of your FAFSA to our office. Remember to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the most and best aid.

Get free assistance at Www.fafsa.govFAFSAWww.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov or 1-800-433-3243 or
visit with your Student Financial Affairs financial aid adviser.
Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfawww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfa


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Additional Financial Aid Information and Links

Scholarship Search

UF’s Scholarship Search Engine is a searchable database of both college-awarded and private scholarships.  Www.sfa.ufl.edu/search www.sfa.ufl.edu/search 

Visit the SFA Fall 2017 Calendar Calendarcalendar.

Contact information for your financial aid adviser is available on Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaSFA’s Contacts webpage.

Fall SFA News

The Fall 2017-18 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — is available in PDF Format For Fall 2017-18PDF format for Fall 2017-18.

NEWS Financial Aid for Gators is produced once a semester by the Information/Publication Services section of the Office for Student Financial Affairs, to inform students about financial aid programs and services that help UF students meet educational costs.

Director: Rick Wilder
Editor: Sharon Eyman

NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is available in other formats for students with documented, print-related disabilities. Students who are speech- or hearing-impaired can contact the Florida Relay Service. Dial 711 or 1-800-955-8771(TTY) Http://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelayhttp://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelay

The University of Florida is committed to equal treatment of students without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.

Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaContact SFA
UF Federal School Code: 001535
Visit SFA on Social Media FacebookFacebook TwitterTwitter InstagramInstagram YouTubeYouTube

 

 

2017-18 Bright Futures Scholarship Program Award Amounts Update

Financial aid award packages with revised amounts for the 2017-18 Bright Futures Academic Scholar Award have been posted at ONE.UFONE.UF. The predicted Florida Academic Scholar Award posted for eligible students is $3,491 per term (fall 2017 and spring 2018) and includes 15 hours of 100% tuition (and applicable fees) plus a $300 educational expense stipend. The actual amount students receive will be calculated after the Drop/Add period of each semester. Determination of eligibility for Bright Future awards is made by the Florida Department of Education.

UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA) is located in Criser Hall and is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm (excluding holidays). Students can visit their SFA Financial Aid AdviserSFA financial aid adviser with financial aid questions.

The Florida Office for Student Financial Assistance’s Bright Futures WebsiteStudent Financial Assistance’s Bright Futures website includes the 2017 Legislative Changes and other program information .

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program award amounts for the 2017-18 academic year are as follows:

Florida Academic Scholars
Florida Academic Scholars will receive an award amount equal to 100% of tuition and applicable fees. This includes summer funding. Applicable fees include: activity and service fee, health fee, athletic fee, financial aid fee, capital improvement fee, campus access/transportation fee, technology fee and tuition differential fee.

Florida Academic Scholars will receive an additional amount of $300 per semester (fall and spring only) for college-related expenses.

Florida Medallion Scholars (Per Credit Hour)
• 4-Year Institutions ($77)

The additional stipend for Top Scholars shall be $44 per credit hour.

Check the status of your financial aid often each semester.

SFA Summer 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the online version of the Summer 2017 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — a publication produced once a semester to keep students informed of important developments in financial aid.

Featured in this issue:

Federal Verification Federal Verification
Summer Financial Aid Information Summer Financial Aid Information
Free Resource To Manage And Monitor Your Student Loans Free Resource to Manage and Monitor Your Student Loans
Mark Your Calendar To File A FAFSA October 1 Mark your Calendar to File a FAFSA October 1
Check Your Financial Aid Status Check your Financial Aid Status
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Has Your FAFSA Been Selected for Federal Verification?

You may receive emails from UF Student Financial Affairs alerting you that you have been selected for verification. “Federal Verification” is a review process, mandated by the federal government, to check the accuracy of information reported on financial aid documents submitted by students and their families. Nationwide, the federal government selects more than 30 percent of student financial aid applications for verification.

If your application is selected for verification, check your financial aid status at ONE.UFONE.UF Https://student.ufl.edu ONE.UFONE.UF to determine what documents to provide.

Aid funds cannot be disbursed to you until you have submitted all requested documents and the accuracy of the information has been reviewed. Aid funds already disbursed may be entered into repayment if documentation is not received.

Since the 2016-17 and 2017-18 FAFSA require the same 2015 income and tax information, any discrepancy in this information may result in a delay in aid and a request for documentation to clear up the issue.​

Verification Tips

  • Turn in all documents requested by SFA as soon as possible.
  • Be sure all documents are signed.
  • Be sure your name and UFID are on all documents you submit.
  • To request a Tax Return Transcript and/or W-2 information, call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 or go online to Https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcripthttps://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.
  • Keep photocopies of all information you submit and record the date you send in the documents.
  • Keep photocopies of all W-2’s and request an IRS Tax Return Transcript to keep on hand.

IRS System for Ordering Tax Return Transcripts

The IRS system for ordering tax return transcripts is now available. It is called “Get Transcript” and allows users to get a record of past tax returns, also referred to as tax return transcripts. IRS tax return transcripts are used to validate income and tax filing status. Http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcripthttp://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

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2017 Summer Financial Aid Information

If you enrolled in classes during the Summer 2017 semester and would like to apply for available financial aid, follow these steps:

  1. Talk to your academic adviser. You will want to plan your schedule in advance and ensure you enroll in the correct classes.
  2. Go to the 2016-2017 Financial Aid Status Page atONE.UFONE.UF Https://student.ufl.edu ONE.UF https://student.ufl.edu and complete the instructions found at the Summer Financial Aid Request link.

If you are paid financial aid based on your enrollment, and subsequently drop classes, you may be placed into repayment.

Please note that Bright Futures funding is disbursed for fall and spring terms. Funds are not available for summer awards, with the sole exception of Innovation Academy students.

Receiving Summer Aid

Your financial aid will be awarded based on projected full-time enrollment for Summer.After summer A/C drop/add ends, your budget will be revised to reflect your actual costs and your aid may be adjusted based on your total enrollment for Summer A, B, and C classes.

Your aid will be disbursed after you begin summer attendance. If you are enrolled during Summer A/C, and your total summer enrollment (Summer A, B, and C) is at least half-time, then your financial aid for the entire summer will be disbursed up-front. If you are enrolled only in classes during Summer B, your aid will not be released until your classes begin.

Tuition/fees for summer will be calculated based on your total enrollment for Summer A, B, and C. All unpaid tuition/fees and housing charges will be deducted from your financial aid before disbursement.

Most aid programs require that you enroll at least half-time. Undergraduates are considered full-time if enrolled for at least 12 credit hours, half-time if enrolled for at least six credit hours. Graduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for at least eight credit hours, half-time if enrolled for at least four credit hours.

Federal Work-Study students must enroll for at least six credit hours to be eligible to work during the summer.

Your financial aid will be disbursed based upon your total enrollment for Summer A, B, and C classes. 

If you are paid financial aid based on your enrollment, and subsequently drop classes, you may be placed into repayment. Be sure to communicate with your academic adviser and financial aid adviser prior to making changes to your schedule.

UF Policy Summer Attendance

The academic year at UF consists of three semesters beginning with fall and ending with summer. Freshmen and sophomores entering the State University System must complete at least nine credit hours during a summer session to graduate, with the exception of the student who earns nine credit hours via the Bright Futures acceleration mechanism. SFA supports this requirement, and summer money may be offered if:

  1. Federal or institutional funds remain for summer awards after fall and spring semester needs are met; or
  2. You choose to attend summer session instead of one of the other two semesters (for instance, attend fall and summer semesters and work spring semester) and you are awarded for fall/spring initially and notify us of your decision to attend summer instead of fall or spring. Students should go to https://student.ufl.edu, click on the appropriate academic year, then “Aid Status,” and complete the Summer Aid Request. See enrollment requirements for receiving aid.

For more information, contact a financial aid adviser. Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfawww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfa

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Free resource to monitor and manage your student loans

Student Financial Affairs is dedicated to helping you manage your student debt level with the most up-to-date loan repayment planning tools at no cost to UF students.

Understanding the student loan repayment process is a crucial part of borrowing. Www.iontuition.comIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMiontuitionTM is designed to simplify the student loan repayment process. It gives you all the tools and information you will need to understand your student loan obligation.  Www.iontuition.comIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMiontuitionTM provides a refreshable dashboard, interactive calculators, and is supported by expert loan counselors that you can chat with to answer any questions.

Www.iontuition.comIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMiontuitionTM is a web-based tool provided to you at no cost to help you manage all of your student loans through a single portal. Once you register, you’ll get immediate access to a personalized profile showing your federal student loan and grant information. You can opt to receive loan status notifications via email or text message. You can even download the Www.iontuition.comIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMiontuitionTM app (iOS and Android) to receive reminders on your mobile device.

iontuitionTM features include:

  • Refreshable Dashboard – see your loan status, balance, payment amount, due dates, daily interest accrual information, and your lender or servicer contacts
  • Student Loan Forecasting and Repayment Planning
  • Ability to delegate family access to up to 5 family members to join or have access to an existing account
  • Budget Planning
  • Loan Status Updates
  • Financial Literacy Information
  • Entrance Counseling Modules
  • Student Loan Counselors on Demand
  • Free Monthly Credit Scores
  • Bill Payment Reminders
  • Bank-level Security

Visit Www.iontuition.comIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMIontuitionTMwww.iontuition.com to find out more.

 

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Mark your calendar now to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA!

The 2018-19 FAFSA will become available on October 1, 2017. UF’s “On-Time” deadline will be December 15, 2017. Remember to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the most and best aid.

Have questions or need help?

Get free assistance at www.fafsa.gov or 1-800-433-3243 or visit with your Student Financial Affairs financial aid adviser. Www.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfawww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfa  


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Check Your Financial Aid Status

Use ONE.UFONE.UF Https://student.ufl.edu ONE.UFONE.UF “Aid Status” to:

  • Find out if your financial aid file is complete or if you have outstanding requirements that will prevent the disbursement of your financial aid.
  • Request student loans.
  • Print verification documents.

To check your aid status:

  1. Go to ONE.UFONE.UF Https://student.ufl.edu ONE.UFONE.UF
  2. On the left menu, under “Financial Aid,”  choose “Aid Status” for the correct academic year.

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Additional Financial Aid Information and Links

Scholarship Search

UF’s Scholarship Search Engine is a searchable database of both college-awarded and private scholarships.  Www.sfa.ufl.edu/search www.sfa.ufl.edu/search 

Visit the SFA CalendarSFA Calendar for important date and deadlines.

Contact information for your financial aid adviser is available on Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaSFA’s Contacts webpage.

Summer 2017 SFA News

The Summer 2017 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — is available in PDF Format For Summer 2017PDF format for Summer 2017.

NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is produced once a semester by the Information/Publication Services section of the Office for Student Financial Affairs, to inform students about financial aid programs and services that help UF students meet educational costs.

Director:     Rick Wilder
Editor:     Sharon Eyman

NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is available in other formats for students with documented, print-related disabilities. Students who are speech- or hearing-impaired can contact the Florida Relay Service. Dial 711 or 1-800-955-8771(TTY) Http://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelayhttp://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelay

The University of Florida is committed to equal treatment of students without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.

Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaContact SFA
UF Federal School Code: 001535
Visit SFA on Social Media    FacebookFacebook    TwitterTwitter    InstagramInstagram     YouTubeYouTube

SFA Spring 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the online version of the Spring 2017 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — a publication produced once a semester to keep students informed of important developments in financial aid.

Featured in this issue:

Apply For 2017-18 Financial Aid Apply for 2017-18 Financial Aid
Budgeting Tips For Students Budgeting Tips for Students
Financial Aid For Study Abroad Financial Aid for Study Abroad
Manage Your Student Loans Manage Your Student Loans
Federal Verification Federal Verification
Sign Up For Direct Deposit Sign Up for Direct Deposit
Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements
Stay Eligible For Financial Aid Stay Eligible for Financial Aid
Consumer Information Consumer Information
Check Your Financial Aid Status Check your Financial Aid Status
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If you haven’t already filled out the 2017-18 FAFSA, DO IT TODAY!

The 2017-18 FAFSA launched on October 1, 2016. This new date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit their FAFSA earlier each year.

UF’s “On-Time” deadline was December 15, 2016, but you can still file a FAFSA at Www.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov. Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the most and best aid.

Have questions or need help? 

Get free assistance at Www.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov or 1-800-433-3243 or make an appointment with your financial aid adviser. Www.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfawww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfa


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Budgeting Tips for Students

While you’re in college, you’ll need to learn how to manage your finances, plan for changes, and prepare for the unexpected. Budgeting will help you build decision-making skills and help you reach your financial and academic goals.

  1. Overestimate your expenses.
    It’s better to overestimate your expenses and then underspend and end up with a surplus.
  2. Underestimate your income.
    It’s better to end up with an unexpected cash surplus rather than a budget shortfall.
  3. Differentiate between needs and wants.
    One benefit of budgeting is that it helps you determine if you have the resources to spend on items that you want versus those you need.
  4. Involve your family in the budget planning process.
    Determine how much income will be available from family sources such as parents or a spouse. Discuss how financial decisions will be made.
  5. Prepare for the unexpected by setting saving goals to build an emergency fund.
    Budgeting will help you cover unusual expenses and plan for changes that may happen while you’re in school.
    Planning to move off campus? Short-term budgeting goals for the year can include saving for the rent deposit and furniture for your new apartment.
    Starting an internship next semester? Adjust your budget to save for buying new clothes to wear to work and paying increased transportation costs.
    Finishing school in the next year? Budget to include job search expenses such as résumé preparation, travel to interviews and job fairs, and professional exam fees. Also, you may need to think about how you will manage your money between leaving school and finding a job—this is a time when an emergency fund can really help out.
  6. Expect the unexpected.
    Your emergency fund should be used for expenses that fall outside the categories of annual and periodic bills. Redefine your notion of “unexpected” bills to encompass these unforeseen events rather than more common but infrequent expenses. The good news is that if you do not use your emergency fund, you will have savings—which should always be a priority when managing your finances. And, if you do not have to use your emergency fund, you may avoid unnecessary borrowing.
  7. Only borrow what you need.
    If your living expenses are not going to be as high as the amount on your award letter, you have the right to turn down the loan or to request a lower loan amount. If you have any questions or don’t understand what types of loans are in your award letter, contact your adviser. Always ask questions and be an informed borrower. Make sure you understand what you’re receiving and the repayment terms.


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Information and Financial Aid Assistance Available for Study Abroad

Student Financial Affairs has a Study Abroad financial aid coordinator who is dedicated to advising students on financial aid matters for their overseas studies. For assistance with financial aid for Study Abroad, contact Allison Costa in S-107 Criser Hall, via phone at 352-294-3228 and email at Allisoncosta@ufl.eduallisoncosta@ufl.edu. Allison will be at the UF Study Aboard Fair on January 25, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Reitz Union North Lawn.

Information on financial aid for Study Abroad programs is also available on the SFA Study Abroad Webpage SFA Study Abroad webpage.

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Manage Your Student Loans

Did you know that you can manage and monitor your student loans while in school?

Www.iontuition.comIontuitionIontuition is a free resource for students to manage and monitor federal and private student loans. Take control of your student loans and improve your financial knowledge with your FREE iontuition account.

Visit Www.iontuition.comIontuitionwww.iontuition.com today to find out more.


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Has Your FAFSA Been Selected for Federal Verification?

You may receive emails from UF Student Financial Affairs alerting you that you have been selected for verification. “Federal Verification” is a review process, mandated by the federal government, to check the accuracy of information reported on financial aid documents submitted by students and their families. Nationwide, the federal government selects more than 30 percent of student financial aid applications for verification.

If your application is selected for verification, check your financial aid status at ONE.UFONE.UFONE.UFONE.UF to determine what documents to provide.

Aid funds cannot be disbursed to you until you have submitted all requested documents and the accuracy of the information has been reviewed.

Since the 2016-17 and 2017-18 FAFSA require the same 2015 income and tax information, any discrepancy in this information may result in a delay in aid and a request for documentation to clear up the issue.​

Verification Tips

  • Remember to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer your data to your FAFSA. A Tax Return Transcript is not needed if you use the DRT.
  • Turn in all documents requested by SFA as soon as possible.
  • Be sure all documents are signed.
  • Be sure your name and UFID are on all documents you submit.
  • To request a Tax Return Transcript, a Verification of Nonfiling Letter and/or W-2 information, call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 or go online to Https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcripthttps://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.
  • Keep photocopies of all information you submit and record the date you send in the documents.
  • Keep photocopies of all W-2’s and request an IRS Tax Return Transcript to keep on hand.

IRS System for Ordering Tax Return Transcripts

The IRS system for ordering tax return transcripts is now available. It is called “Get Transcript” and allows users to get a record of past tax returns, also referred to as tax return transcripts. IRS tax return transcripts are used to validate income and tax filing status. Http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcripthttp://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript


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Sign up for Direct Deposit

The University of Florida recommends that all students sign up for direct deposit. While students are not required to use direct deposit or any specific banking institution, they are encouraged to establish a bank account and use direct deposit. Failure to use direct deposit will result in delayed receipt of any excess funds after university charges have been paid.

To sign up, go online to Https://my.ufl.edu/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.

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Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements

  • All Bright Futures recipients are required to meet minimum credit hour and GPA requirements in order to renew their award each year. Students enrolled full time for both semesters are required to earn at least 24 semester hours in order to renew their award at the end of each academic year.  For students not enrolled full time for both semesters, the hours required to renew are prorated.
  • Students who do NOT earn the credit hours for which they were funded by the end of the evaluation period will be TERMINATED from the scholarship program.
  • Students who do NOT earn their program’s required GPA at the end of their first evaluation period will be permitted a one-time restoration opportunity.  Traditional students receiving funding during fall/spring will be permitted a one-time summer opportunity. Innovation Academy students receiving funding during spring/summer will be permitted a one-time fall opportunity.

Bright Futures  Renewal Predictor

Determining exactly how many hours you will need to renew your particular Bright Futures award can be confusing. SFA has created a Renewal PredictorRenewal Predictor to aid you in determining your individual renewal requirements.

For more information, students should contact the FDOE Office of Student Financial Assistance at 1-888-827-2004. Www.floridastudentfinancialaid.orgwww.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Florida Bright Futures Repayment Policy

  • Students will be required to repay their award hours for any course dropped or withdrawn after the drop-add period.
  • Hours repaid for dropped or withdrawn courses are added back to the student’s total semester hours available, and are not included in the student’s total credit hours required to renew the award.
  • Repayment for the cost of dropped or withdrawn award hours is required to renew a Bright Futures award for the subsequent academic year.
  • Nonpayment of dropped or withdrawn Bright Futures award hours may also negatively affect renewal eligibility for other state programs.
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Stay Eligible for Financial Aid

You need to make satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving federal student aid. In other words, you have to make good enough grades, and complete enough classes (credits, hours, etc.), to keep moving toward successfully completing your degree.
Students who fail to meet the following criteria will be ineligible for federal, state, and/or institutional scholarship and grant funds:

  • maintain the required cumulative grade point average,
  • successfully complete the required percentage of attempted coursework,
  • complete their program of study within the prescribed length of time.

Read about the quantitative and qualitative components you must meet to maintain your eligibility for financial aid on SFA’s Satisfactory Academic ProgressSatisfactory Academic Progress webpage.


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Consumer Information

The University of Florida 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, additional information can be found on the UF Consumer Information Webpageconsumer information webpage.


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Check Your Financial Aid Status

Use ONE.UFONE.UFONE.UFONE.UF “Aid Status” to:

  • Find out if your financial aid file is complete or if you have outstanding requirements that will prevent the disbursement of your financial aid.
  • Request student loans.
  • Print verification documents.

To check your aid status:

  1. Go to ONE.UFONE.UFONE.UFONE.UF
  2. On the left menu, under “Financial Aid,”  choose “Aid Status” for the correct academic year.


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Additional Financial Aid Information and Links

Payment Permissions

The university is required to obtain permission from students to allow federal aid to pay charges other than tuition, fees, housing, and books. Login at Https://my.ufl.eduHttps://my.ufl.eduhttps://my.ufl.edu, and under “Main Menu” choose “My Campus Finances,” then “View Student Permissions,” then “Access Permission Forms.”

View Your Tuition Statement

Login at Https://my.ufl.eduHttps://my.ufl.eduhttps://my.ufl.edu, and under “Main Menu” choose “My Campus Finances,” then “View Tuition Statement.”

Scholarship Search

UF’s Scholarship Search Engine is a searchable database of both college-awarded and private scholarships.  Www.sfa.ufl.edu/search www.sfa.ufl.edu/search 

Update Your Address and Contact Info

The UF Directory is the sole source of contact information for students. Remember to update and verify your local and permanent addresses, phone numbers and email in the UF Directory. Accurate information will ensure that you receive all university correspondence. You must update this information each time you change your address, including when you move home for summer or move to a different apartment or residence hall on campus.

In order to protect the confidentiality of your student record, the university will not allow the post office to forward mail to an address other than the one on your directory file. Remember to change your address info whenever any information changes.

To update your contact info:

  1.  Log on to myUFL portal at  Www.my.ufl.eduwww.my.ufl.edu
  2. From the main menu, go to “My Account” and choose “Update my Directory Profile.”
  3. Follow the directions to verify and update all necessary information.

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Visit the SFA CalendarSFA Calendar for important date and deadlines.

Contact information for your financial aid adviser is available on Contact SFASFA’s ContactsSFA’s Contacts webpage.

Spring 2017 SFA News

The Spring 2017 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — is available in PDF Format For Spring 2017PDF format for Spring 2017.

NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is produced once a semester by the Information/Publication Services section of the Office for Student Financial Affairs, to inform students about financial aid programs and services that help UF students meet educational costs.

Director:     Rick Wilder
Editor:     Sharon Eyman

NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is available in other formats for students with documented, print-related disabilities. Students who are speech- or hearing-impaired can contact the Florida Relay Service. Dial 711 or 1-800-955-8771(TTY) Http://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelayhttp://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelay

The University of Florida is committed to equal treatment of students without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.

Contact SFASFA’s ContactsContact SFA
UF Federal School Code: 001535
Visit SFA on Social Media    FacebookFacebook    TwitterTwitter    InstagramInstagram     YouTubeYouTube

Apply Now for 2017-18 Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. You can file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016 . UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your 2017-18 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016. Apply well before December 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.

For more information about changes to the 2017-18 FAFSA, visit the SFA FAFSA ChangesFAFSA changes webpage.

SFA Fall 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the online version of the Fall 2016-17 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — a publication produced once a semester to keep students informed of important developments in financial aid.

Featured in this issue:

Apply For 2017-18 Financial Aid On October 1Apply for 2017-18 Financial Aid on October 1
Sign Up For Direct DepositSign Up for Direct Deposit
Florida Bright Futures Renewal RequirementsFlorida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements
Student Loan Advice And TipsStudent Loan Advice and Tips
Tips For Graduating StudentsTips for Graduating Students
Stay Eligible For Financial AidStay Eligible for Financial Aid
Consumer InformationConsumer Information
Check Your Financial Aid StatusCheck your Financial Aid Status
Mark Your Calendar To Apply For Aid October 1Mark your Calendar to Apply for Aid October 1

 

Apply for 2017-18 Financial Aid on October 1

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Www.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov.  You can now file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016.  UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your 2017-18 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016. Apply well before December 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.

What can students do to prepare for 2017-18?

  1. Use Your FSA ID
    Create an FSA ID at Https://fsaid.ed.govhttps://fsaid.ed.gov. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. You must have an FSA ID before you can file a FAFSA.
  2. Apply Online
    SFA recommends filing online using the FAFSA website. Filing an online FAFSA can save you weeks of processing time. The online application also has edit checks to catch errors. The online application is available at Www.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov.
  3. Apply Early
    Apply starting October 1, 2016. For your application to be considered “On-Time,” SFA must receive your FAFSA results, with a calculated Expected Family Contribution (or EFC), by December 15, 2016. Keep in mind that you are submitting your FAFSA to the federal government, not to the University of Florida. Submit your FAFSA weeks before the December 15 deadline so that there is enough time for your FAFSA data to reach our office before the deadline. Apply as early as possible to be considered for the most, and best aid.
  4. Use the IRS DRT
    The 2017-18 FAFSA will use 2015 income and tax information for students and parents. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when possible to automatically import your tax information into your FAFSA.
  5. Reapply Every Year
    Don’t make the mistake of assuming that financial aid magically renews itself—students must reapply each year by filling out the FAFSA.

Have questions or need help?

Get free assistance and answers at Www.fafsa.ed.govWww.fafsa.govWww.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.ed.gov or 1-800-433-3243 or make an appointment with your financial aid adviser.
Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfawww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfa

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Sign up for Direct Deposit

The University of Florida recommends that all students sign up for direct deposit. While students are not required to use direct deposit or any specific banking institution, they are encouraged to establish a bank account and use direct deposit. Failure to use direct deposit will result in delayed receipt of any excess funds after university charges have been paid.

To sign up, go online to Https://my.ufl.edu/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.

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Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements

  • All Bright Futures recipients are required to meet minimum credit hour and GPA requirements in order to renew their award each year. Students enrolled full time for both semesters are required to earn at least 24 semester hours in order to renew their award at the end of each academic year.  For students not enrolled full time for both semesters, the hours required to renew are prorated.
  • Students who do NOT earn the credit hours for which they were funded by the end of the evaluation period will be TERMINATED from the scholarship program.
  • Students who do NOT earn their program’s required GPA at the end of their first evaluation period will be permitted a one-time restoration opportunity.  Traditional students receiving funding during fall/spring will be permitted a one-time summer opportunity. Innovation Academy students receiving funding during spring/summer will be permitted a one-time fall opportunity.

Bright Futures  Renewal Predictor

Determining exactly how many hours you will need to renew your particular Bright Futures award can be confusing. SFA has created a Renewal PredictorRenewal Predictor to aid you in determining your individual renewal requirements.

For more information, students should contact the FDOE Office of Student Financial Assistance at 1-888-827-2004. Www.floridastudentfinancialaid.orgwww.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Florida Bright Futures Repayment Policy

  • Students will be required to repay their award hours for any course dropped or withdrawn after the drop-add period.
  • Hours repaid for dropped or withdrawn courses are added back to the student’s total semester hours available, and are not included in the student’s total credit hours required to renew the award.
  • Repayment for the cost of dropped or withdrawn award hours is required to renew a Bright Futures award for the subsequent academic year.
  • Nonpayment of dropped or withdrawn Bright Futures award hours may also negatively affect renewal eligibility for other state programs.

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Graduating? Advice and Student Loans Tips

As you prepare for life after school, we want to provide you with next steps, tips, and advice regarding your student loans.

First, review your records and student account. You’ll need to figure out whether you have federal student loans, private student loans, or both. The advice below is for your federal student loans. To discuss repayment options for your private student loans, contact your lender.

If you will not be continuing your education: In most cases, you’ll have six months from the time you graduate or leave school before you have to begin making federal student loan payments. This is called your grace period. Use this time period to explore the different loan repayment options and prepare for repayment.

Here’s your repayment checklist:

□  Compare your monthly payment options with the Repayment Estimator at Studentloans.govstudentloans.gov

□  Decide whether you want to consolidate. Consolidation can simplify the repayment process if you have more than one loan or servicer. In some cases, it can also help you qualify for different loan repayment options.  Just be sure to weigh the pros and cons.

□  Choose or apply for an affordable repayment plan. If you take no action, you’ll be placed on the 10-year standard repayment plan. If you need a lower payment, apply for an income contingent loan repayment, such as Pay As You Earn, where your payments can be as low as $0 per month.

TIP: Ask your servicer how to sign up for automatic payments. You could receive a 0.25% interest rate deduction for enrolling!

□  Set up your payments. You will not pay the U.S. Department of Education directly. In most cases, you will make payments to your loan servicer.

TIP: Save your loan servicer’s phone number in your phone.

□  Know who to contact if you need help with your student loans. You never have to pay for student loan help! Your federal loan servicer can help for free.

If you are going to continue your education: Contact your loan servicer to request an in-school deferment. If you have unsubsidized loans, it’s even more important to consider making student loan payments while you’re in school to prevent interest from accumulating.

Beware of student loan scams: You never have to pay for help with your student loans. As you are researching repayment and forgiveness options, make sure you are getting information from trusted sources, like .gov websites or your servicer’s website. The government and your servicer will never charge application or maintenance fees, so if you are asked to pay, walk away.

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Tips for Graduating Students

Remember to submit the Statement of Expected Graduation Date form Here.here.

Planning to be an undergrad in the fall and a graduate student in the spring?

If you are graduating this fall and continuing at UF in the spring as a graduate student, financing spring term requires financial aid changes to your status. This process is mainly automated at the University of Florida, but affected students should monitor their status to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Visit ONE.UFONE.UF to check your aid status and your graduate admission status.
If you receive verification documentation requests respond promptly.  Requests for documentation may include student assets or tax return transcript requests as well as the Graduate Student Status FormGraduate Student Status form.

Once your student status has been updated, your file will be reviewed for graduate level loan eligibility and assessed for any additional aid eligibility.

As always, communication with you is through your official Gatorlink email address. Check your email regularly.

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Stay Eligible for Financial Aid

You need to make satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving federal student aid. In other words, you have to make good enough grades, and complete enough classes (credits, hours, etc.), to keep moving toward successfully completing your degree.
Students who fail to meet the following criteria will be ineligible for federal, state, and/or institutional scholarship and grant funds:

  • maintain the required cumulative grade point average,
  • successfully complete the required percentage of attempted coursework,
  • complete their program of study within the prescribed length of time.

Read about the quantitative and qualitative components you must meet to maintain your eligibility for financial aid at the Satisfactory Academic ProgressSatisfactory Academic Progress webpage.

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Consumer Information

The University of Florida 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, additional information can be found on the UF Consumer Information Webpageconsumer information webpage.

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Check Your Financial Aid Status

Use ONE.UFONE.UFONE.UF “Aid Status” to:

  • Find out if your financial aid file is complete or if you have outstanding requirements that will prevent the disbursement of your financial aid.
  • Request student loans.
  • Print verification documents.

To check your aid status:

  1. Go to ONE.UFONE.UFONE.UF
  2. On the left menu, under “Financial Aid,”  choose “Aid Status” for the correct academic year.

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Mark Your Calendar to Apply for Financial Aid with the Earlier FAFSA

Complete a 2017-18 FAFSA starting on October 1, 2016. This new date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit their FAFSA earlier.

Starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. On the 2017-18 FAFSA, students and parents will report their 2015 income and tax information.

For more information about changes to the 2017-18 FAFSA, visit the SFA FAFSA Changes FAFSA changes  webpage.

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Additional Financial Aid Information and Links

Payment Permissions

The university is required to obtain permission from students to allow federal aid to pay charges other than tuition, fees, housing, and books. Login at Https://my.ufl.eduHttps://my.ufl.eduhttps://my.ufl.edu, and under “Main Menu” choose “My Campus Finances,” then “View Student Permissions,” then “Access Permission Forms.”

View Your Tuition Statement

Login at Https://my.ufl.eduHttps://my.ufl.eduhttps://my.ufl.edu, and under “Main Menu” choose “My Campus Finances,” then “View Tuition Statement.”

Scholarship Search

UF’s Scholarship Search Engine is a searchable database of both college-awarded and private scholarships.  Www.sfa.ufl.edu/search www.sfa.ufl.edu/search

Update Your Address and Contact Info

The UF Directory is the sole source of contact information for students. Remember to update and verify your local and permanent addresses, phone numbers and email in the UF Directory. Accurate information will ensure that you receive all university correspondence. You must update this information each time you change your address, including when you move home for summer or move to a different apartment or residence hall on campus.

In order to protect the confidentiality of your student record, the university will not allow the post office to forward mail to an address other than the one on your directory file. Remember to change your address info whenever any information changes.

To update your contact info:

  1.  Log on to myUFL portal at  Www.my.ufl.eduwww.my.ufl.edu
  2. From the main menu, go to “My Account” and choose “Update my Directory Profile.”
  3. Follow the directions to verify and update all necessary information.

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Visit the SFA Fall 2017 Calendar Calendarcalendar.

Contact information for your financial aid adviser is available on Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaSFA’s Contacts webpage.

Fall SFA News

The Fall 2016-17 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — is available in PDF Format For Fall 2016PDF format for Fall 2016.

NEWS Financial Aid for Gators is produced once a semester by the Information/Publication Services section of the Office for Student Financial Affairs, to inform students about financial aid programs and services that help UF students meet educational costs.

Director:     Rick Wilder
Editor:     Sharon Eyman

NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is available in other formats for students with documented, print-related disabilities. Students who are speech- or hearing-impaired can contact the Florida Relay Service. Dial 711 or 1-800-955-8771(TTY) Http://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelayhttp://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelay

The University of Florida is committed to equal treatment of students without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.

Contact SFASFA’s ContactsWww.sfa.ufl.edu/contact-sfaContact SFA
UF Federal School Code: 001535
Visit SFA on Social Media    FacebookFacebook    TwitterTwitter    InstagramInstagram     YouTubeYouTube

 

 

Sign up for Direct Deposit

The University of Florida recommends that all students sign up for direct deposit. While students are not required to use direct deposit or any specific banking institution, they are encouraged to establish a bank account and use direct deposit. Failure to use direct deposit will result in delayed receipt of any excess funds after university charges have been paid. More information on direct deposit can be found here.

To sign up, go online to Https://my.ufl.edu/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.

 

 

 

Changes to FAFSA for 2017-18

To apply for financial aid at the University of Florida, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Starting
with the 2017-18 financial aid application cycle, the following changes to the FAFSA application process will take effect:

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change.
  • Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.
  • UF’s “On-Time” deadline is now December 15. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of the 2017-18 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016.

Mark your calendars to file a 2017-18 FAFSA starting on October 1, 2016. Visit the How To Apply For Financial Aid At UFhow to apply for financial aid at UF webpage for additional information.

A FAFSA Toolkit FAFSA Toolkit for UF college and departments, high school counselors and students is available. It contains videos, links and other resources.

More InformationMore information about FAFSA changes is available in the chart below.

2017-18-fafsa-process-changes

Although students must be accepted for enrollment at UF before they are considered for financial aid, they should apply for aid before being admitted. Students can file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016. UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of the 2017-18 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016.

Students should apply well before December 15 to ensure that the federal processor has time to analyze and send the results of their FAFSA to our office. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so students should apply as early as possible to be considered for the most, and best aid.

In order for UF to consider students for a financial aid package, they must be an admitted student and have met the “On-Time” deadline.