Update for Spring 2012-13

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

As students begin their Spring semester at the University of Florida, SFA has a few financial aid reminders.

Gator Aid Guide

Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the 2013-14 edition of the Gator Aid Guide will be available. The Guide is a short, easy to read primer on financial aid here at UF, including such topics as:

  • How to apply for aid at UF
  • The estimated cost of attendance for 2013-14
  • A summary of financial aid programs at UF
  • How your financial need is determined
  • Florida Bright Futures
  • Innovation Academy @ UF

And much more.

Stop by our office at S107 Criser Hall and pick up a copy. You can also download a copy.


On Monday, January 21, the office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will resume Tuesday, January 22.

2013-14 Financial Aid

Remember, you can submit your 2013-14 FAFSA as early as January 1st. Even if parents don’t have their year-end tax materials yet, the FAFSA can be filed with estimated amounts. The FAFSA site has a handy “Income Estimator” option for students who are unable to report actual income for either themselves or their parents. Income amounts can easily be corrected online with the actual amounts using FAFSA on the Web.

UF’s ‘on-time’ deadline for applying for 2013-14 financial aid is March 15, 2013. This means SFA must have the results of your FAFSA with a valid EFC (Expected Family Contribution) by that date. Apply weeks early so that the federal processor has time to send us your results before the deadline. Financial aid is awarded first-come, first-served. Students missing the March 15 deadline are considered only for aid that remains after on-time students have been awarded their aid.

Remember, financial aid is not automatically renewed. Students must re-apply each year.

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