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

  • Begin searching for outside scholarships in October, using SFA’s 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 2014-15 FAFSA.
  • Students can complete and submit their 2014-15 FAFSA as early as, but not before, January 1, 2014. Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you are considered for financial aid, you should apply for aid before being admitted. 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.

February

  • Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov.
  • 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.

March

  • Complete FAFSA in order to meet the “On-Time” deadline. 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Innovation Academy admits should begin attending Preview.

June

  • 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

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

January

  • Students admitted for spring should review their e-bills on myUFL. Tuition payment deadline: January 16, 2015 (by 3:30 at the University Bursar).
  • Students can begin looking for on-campus jobs through www.jobs.ufl.edu.
  • 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.