Applying for, receiving, and keeping your financial aid at the University of Florida is a process, requiring effort and diligence on the part of both the student and SFA. While SFA is constantly responding to changes in both federal and state legislation, students are constantly responding to changes in their lives, their educational goals, and their financial situations.
It is the student’s responsibility to inform SFA of pertinent changes to their financial aid situation. If you are unsure of whether a life change will affect your financial aid, contact an advisor immediately.
After completing your financial aid application, there may be extenuating family circumstances which may affect your financial aid situation. If there has been a change in your family’s financial situation, or if you think some aspect of your financial situation was overlooked that would affect an evaluation of your need, you are entitled to an appeal.
Petition forms are available at the SFA reception desk and on the SFA Forms page. The workload at SFA when you file your petition will determine the response time to the appeal. All actions resulting from the petition process are contingent upon fund availability and any processing deadlines which may be in effect at the time of petition approval.
There are a host of policies affecting the administration of financial aid at the University of Florida. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and abide by these policies.
SFA communicates with students primarily through email, but students not providing an email address to SFA will receive financial aid communication by USPS to their UF Directory mailing address. It is critical that students keep all of their contact information up to date, to ensure the receipt of important financial aid communication from SFA.
UF students receiving financial aid are required to be in good standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress. To be eligible to receive financial aid, students must comply with a set of specific conditions.
Students who wish to withdraw from UF must follow UF’s official withdrawal policy. The Registrar’s Office assists students wishing to withdraw from UF and coordinates the process. Complete information can be found on the Registrar’s website.
The University of Florida encourages students to participate in the study abroad experience and considers it a valuable part of your college career. Student Financial Affairs (SFA) and Study Abroad Services work together to coordinate the financial aspects of student participation in overseas programs.
Students who will receive financial aid can use the UF Bookstore Deferred Payment Program to obtain books and supplies before financial aid awards are received and classes begin.
More information for undocumented students is available here.