Application Timeline

A simplified, visual description of the application cycle for an Innovation Academy student. Click image to enlarge. Download as a .pdf.

IA Timeline

October 2012

  • Begin searching for outside scholarships in October, using SFA’s Scholarship Search Engine.
  • Begin requesting letters of recommendation for scholarship applications.

January 2013

  • Student and one parent should individually obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) using Using the PIN, electronically sign the 2013-14 FAFSA.
  • Students can complete and submit their 2012-13 FAFSA as early as, but not before, January 1, 2013.

February 2013

  • 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 2013

  • 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 2013

  • 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 2013

    • 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.
    • Innovation Academy admits should begin attending Preview.

    June 2013

    • Innovation Academy admits should begin attending Preview.
    • Begin to notify SFA if you receive any outside scholarships. Use ISIS, “Additional Aid Reporting.”
    • Student borrowers should accept their loans on ISIS

    December 2013

    • Student borrowers should make sure that they have completed entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at
    • Sign up for Direct Deposit, using my.UFL. More information provided on Advising & Registration Day.

    January 2014

    • Students admitted for spring should review their e-bills on myUFL. Tuition payment deadline: January 17, 2014 (by 3:30 at the University Bursar.
    • Students can begin looking for on-campus jobs through
    • 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.