From the Office for Student Financial Affairs

UF designated as a military friendly school

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The University of Florida has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. More information on this designation is available here.


Changes to the FAFSA

Monday, September 21st, 2015

On September 13, 2015 President Obama announced that the US Dept. of Education would begin using “prior-prior year” information on the FAFSA beginning with the 2017-2018 financial aid year.

For students starting or continuing in 2016-2017, this will not change the financial aid process.

For the 2017-2018 year school year, UF anticipates that our students will be able to:

  •  Fill out the FAFSA as early as October, 2016.
  • Use tax information from 2015 you already have.
  • Get a financial aid award sooner.

Constitution Day – UF Programs and Activities

Thursday, September 17th, 2015


Sept. 17, 2015 – Constitution Day – commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and each year the University of Florida – along with other public funded universities – celebrate the day with special programs and activities.

Click here for a full listing of today’s activities.


Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015


Are you a Pell Grant recipient?  Are you interested in a Study Abroad program?  Attend the Gilman Scholarship Information Session to learn more about this scholarship opportunity.

What:  Gilman Scholarship Information Session

When:  September 17th, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: International Center Large Conference Room, HUB

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Institute of International Education. The scholarship enables Pell Grant Eligible students some funding to participate in study or intern abroad programs worldwide. Gilman provides awards of up to $5,000 for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens to pursue opportunities abroad.

Please contact Sarah Evans,, if you have questions.

For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, visit:

Fall 2015 Financial Aid Newsletter

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Fall 2015-16 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:

  • Creating an FSA ID
  • Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements
  • Understanding How to Repay your Student Loans
  • Staying Eligible for Financial Aid
  • Direct Deposit
  • Checking the Status of Your Financial Aid
  • Proof of Health Insurance Requirement
  • and more

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