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From the Office for Student Financial Affairs

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.

 

 

New FSA ID to Replace the Federal Student Aid PIN

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

 
In spring 2015, Federal Student Aid will implement a new login process for student and borrower-based websites, including FAFSA on the Web, NSLDS® Student Access, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website. The new FSA ID, which will be comprised of a user-selected username and password, will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information. The FSA ID will offer new functionality including a single sign-on process for most FSA systems.

Federal Student Aid is making this change to eliminate the need for individuals to enter personal identifiers (Social Security number, name, and date of birth) when accessing Federal Student Aid’s systems. This change is critical to comply with new security requirements and industry best practices. Federal Student Aid is working to ensure that the transition from the FSA PIN to the FSA ID is as seamless as possible for their customers. Existing users will be able to link their PIN information to the FSA ID.

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