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From the Office for Student Financial Affairs

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 fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at www.teach-ats.ed.gov.

For step-by-step instructions on how to create an FSA ID, visit http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/pub/other/CreateAnFSAID.pdf

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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 www.isis.ufl.edu 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.

Simple steps to transfer tax info into your FAFSA

Monday, January 26th, 2015

It’s time to apply for 2015-16 financial aid by filling out the FAFSA at http://fafsa.gov/

Below is an info graphic on simple steps to transfer tax information into your FAFSA. 

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Spring 2015 Financial Aid Newsletter

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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The Spring 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 2015-16 Financial Aid
  • How to Stay Eligible for Financial Aid
  • Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements
  • UF Direct Deposit
  • Checking the Status of Your Financial Aid
  • Scholarship Searches
  • Proof of Health Insurance Requirement
  • and more
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Apply Now for 2015-16 Financial Aid

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

 

Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you are considered for financial aid, you should apply for aid before being admitted. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. You can file a FAFSA as early as January 1 each year. 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.