From the Office for Student Financial Affairs

Address to Mail a Scholarship Check

Monday, July 27th, 2015


Private donor scholarship checks may be dropped off in person to S-107 Criser by the student (be sure to endorse if a joint check) or mailed to:

University of Florida
Office for Student Financial Affairs
Attn: Disbursements
P. O. Box 114025
Gainesville, FL 32611-4025

For FedEx or overnight delivery address,
omit the PO Box number and add our physical address of S-107 Criser.


Follow these instructions:

  • If the check is made out to the University of Florida: bring it to the UF Student Financial Affairs office in S-107 Criser Hall or send it to SFA at the address above.
  • If the check is made co-payable to you and the University of Florida: endorse the check and bring it to the UF Student Financial Affairs office in S-107 Criser Hall or send it to us at the address above.
  • If the check is made payable to you only but mailed directly to UF without endorsement: it will be processed through the Disbursement area in Student Financial Affairs (SFA). The check is then mailed, with instructions, to the student’s local address within 5 to 10 days after drop/add or receipt of the check.



A scholarship check made payable to the University of Florida (UF) is placed on deposit with the University Bursar’s (UB) accounting office. Any fees owed to UF will be deducted and excess funds made available to the student via direct deposit or a check mailed to their local address, within 5 to 10 days after drop/add or receipt of the check.

A joint check that has not been endorsed by the student will be disbursed all in one semester; it cannot be split between multiple semesters

Financial Aid Requirements for Verification

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015


If you visit FASFA on the Web at and complete the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) process, your IRS tax information will be imported into your financial aid application. This eliminates the requirement to turn in a Tax Return Transcript and W2s. If you are unwilling or unable to use the DRT, you must request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS and also turn in all W2 forms.

For students that have been selected for verification, please be aware that the IRS Online Get Transcript service is currently unavailable to print an online copy. You can still use this site to order a tax return transcript by mail.

Students can “Get Transcript by Mail” at To use “Get Transcript by Mail”, you need your Social Security number (SSN) or your Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, and address from your latest tax return.

Transcripts can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-908-9946.

Transcripts can be requested by mail with a paper request form – IRS Form 4560T-EZ


  • Only the first person listed on the federal tax returns can order a transcript.
  • It is free to order or view a tax return transcript.
  • Do not request a Tax Account Transcript or Record of Account because they cannot be used for financial aid verification purposes.
  • The U.S. Department of Education no longer accepts copies of a tax return for verification purposes. The only exception is if you filed amended tax returns.
  • If you filed an amended tax return, you will need to submit a signed copy of your original IRS Form 1040 or a Tax Return Transcript, AND a signed copy of your IRS Form 1040X.


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Summer 2015 Financial Aid Newsletter

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The Summer 2014-15 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is available for download now.

NEWS is a publication produced once a semester to keep you informed of important developments in financial aid.

Featured in this issue are:

  • Applying for Summer Financial Aid
  • Budgeting
  • How to stay eligible for Financial Aid
  • UF Direct Deposit
  • Checking the Status of Your Financial Aid
  • Updating your Contact Information
  • Avoiding Student Loan Mistakes
  • and more

How to Create An FSA ID

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The FSA ID ― a username and password ― has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at,,, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at

For step-by-step instructions on how to create an FSA ID, visit

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Summer Financial Aid

Monday, March 9th, 2015

If you plan to enroll for classes during the Summer 2015 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 2014-2015 Financial Aid Status Page at and complete the instructions found at the Summer Financial Aid Request link, or go directly to the Summer Financial Aid Request page by clicking here.

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.

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.

Additional information on Summer Financial Aid can be found here.