From the Office for Student Financial Affairs

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.

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

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


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 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,,, 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.