FAFSA Toolkit

Welcome to the UF Office of Student Financial Affairs FAFSA Toolkit for UF colleges/departments, high school guidance counselors and students. This toolkit contains information on the UF financial aid application process.

General Financial Aid/FAFSA Information and UF Deadlines
FAQs and Tips for Completing the 2018-19 FAFSA
UF FAFSA Videos
Helpful Links
Search for Scholarships
High School Morning News Scripts
Connect with UF Student Financial Affairs on Social Media
Financial Aid Infographics
Changes to the 2017-18 FAFSA
2017-18 FAFSA News Story

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. Applying for financial aid at UF begins with the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Complete the FAFSA at www.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 Student Financial Affairs to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be a degree-seeking admitted student and have met the “On-Time” deadline. MORE INFO

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Financial Aid and FAFSA Videos

Below is a series of videos  to help understand the UF financial aid application process and the  FAFSA.

The FAFSA and UF – Apply Starting October 1


UF FAFSA PSA, Financial Aid at UF – View on YouTube

The FAFSA and applying for financial aid at the University of Florida


The FAFSA and Applying for Aid at UF – View on YouTube

Financial Aid at UF – Ruth’s story


Ruth’s Story – View on YouTube

Financial Aid at UF – Kevin’s story


Kevin’s Story – View on YouTube

Learn How to Create an FSA ID

An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature on your FAFSA. You must have an FSA ID before you can file a FAFSA. Parents of dependent students will also need their own FSA ID to sign their student’s FAFSA.


View on YouTube

Visit the SFA YouTube Channel for our complete video library.

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Helpful Links

How to Apply for Aid
UF Information for Prospective Students
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program 
UF Cost of Attendance
Student Consumer Information
Apply for Financial Aid October 1 at WWW.FAFSA.GOV
UF Student Financial Affairs
UF Admissions
College Scorecard – Compare schools

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Search for Scholarships

45,355 Scholarships were awarded to UF students in 2015-16.

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Connect with UF Student Financial Affairs on Social Media

Stay informed about financial aid news, deadlines, scholarships, Bright Futures, receive updates when financial aid will disperse and more.

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Financial Aid Infographics

Why go to college? Earnings and employment rates comparisons
Financial Aid Process
Types of Financial Aid

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid
Dependent vs. Independent Status
Who is my parent when I fill out the FAFSA?
How to transfer your tax information to FAFSA using the DRT