For an undergraduate, applying for financial aid at the university of Florida begins with the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. File your 2017-18 FAFSA as soon as possible after, but not before, October 1, 2016. File your 2018-19 FAFSA as soon as possible after, but not before, October 1, 2017.
SFA encourages students to apply online using FAFSA on the Web. Applying online saves time, and it also offers instant editing of your application, which helps to prevent errors.
In order to file a FAFSA online, you’ll also need to apply for a PIN (personal identification number) using StudentLoans.gov. The federal PIN allows you to access your online FAFSA, sign your FAFSA electronically, or make corrections to your FAFSA.
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 FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov.
You can file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016. UF’s 2017-18 “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016.
You can file a 2018-19 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017. UF’s 2018-19 “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2017.
Apply well before the “On-Time” deadlines 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.
Do I Qualify?
Students who complete a FAFSA and list UF as a “college of choice” are automatically considered for all aid programs administered by SFA. One or more of the various types of aid (scholarships, grants, loans, and employment) are usually offered, alone or in combination, to eligible students.