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From the Office for Student Financial Affairs

Fall 2014-15 Financial Aid Newsletter

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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The Fall 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:

  • Proof of Health Insurance Requirements
  • Checking the Status of Your Financial Aid
  • Direct Subsidized Loan 150% Limit
  • How to Stay Eligible for Financial Aid
  • Direct Deposit
  • Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements
  • Financial Aid Q&As
  • and more

 

 

 

 

Florida Incentive Scholarship Program

Friday, August 1st, 2014

 

The Florida Incentive Scholarship Program (FIS) is a new state sponsored scholarship that was approved in the last legislative session.  UF is a participant in FIS.

A student designated as a National Merit “Scholar” by the National Merit Corporation is eligible for the scholarship.  To be designated a “scholar” a student must receive a scholarship from the National Merit Corporation, a corporate sponsor or a college sponsored scholarship.   The terms “scholar” and “finalist” are sometimes used interchangeably when in fact a “finalist” becomes a “scholar” only if awarded a scholarship. Students who have received the National Merit “Scholar” designation will be eligible to participate in FIS.

Additional information on FIS can be found on the State of Florida’s Office for Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org or by contacting the Office for Student Financial Affairs at (352) 392-1275.

Mandatory Student Health Insurance

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

 

Effective Summer B term starting on June 30, 2014, all newly admitted or re-admitted domestic students who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program along with all international students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.

Students who do not have health insurance and/or do not submit a waiver will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan for the immediate semester and will be financially responsible for the related charge, which will be placed on the student’s myUFL/ISIS account.

Students with financial aid allotment questions/concerns should contact their pre-assigned adviser at Student Financial Affairs.

For more information, including plan rates and benefits, UF requirements and how to complete a waiver, visit: http://studentinsurance.shcc.ufl.edu.

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Seven Steps to the FAFSA

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

 

View this video tutorial for the Student’s Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:

http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification

 

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Summer 2013-14 Financial Aid Newsletter

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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The Summer 2013-14 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:

  • Checking the Status of Your Financial Aid
  • Updating Your Address and Contact Information
  • Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements
  • Choosing a Student Loan That’s Right for You
  • UF Online Financial Aid Programs
  • and more