Aid-a-Gator Emergency Aid

UF created the “Aid-a-Gator” program as an emergency fund to provide limited assistance to students who experienced a temporary financial hardship due to a hurricane and its aftermath. Undergraduate students and graduate students not on assistantship who experience financial hardship may visit the SFA Aid-a-Gator webpage for additional information.

Constitution Day 2022

Please join University of Florida Levin College of Law professors https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/tracey-maclinTracey Maclin, Raymond & Miriam Ehrlich Chair in U.S. Constitutional Law; https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/jonathan-marshfieldJonathan Marshfield, Associate Professor of Law; and https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/danaya-c-wrightDanaya Wright, T. Terrell Sessums and Gerald Sohn Professor of Constitutional Law and Co-Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility; for our 2022 Constitution Day Celebration.

Please contact mailto:ruthm@law.ufl.eduruthm@law.ufl.edu for more information.

RSVP here.

Friday, September 16, 2022
Time: Noon ET
Location: Holland Hall 355C

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2021 Constitution Day Event

September 17 is Constitution Day!

Mark your calendars to celebrate Constitution Day with the UF Levin College of Law at noon ET.

This event is free and open to the public via zoom.

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Learn more about the Constitution:
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Constitution Day resources: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html?fbclid=IwAR0Rg9nOAr54F4xzOHxLA-ob7lM8RsKraHs1blTAm03UArq35lYLUeG3vp4https://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html

Fall 2021 Financial Aid Reminders

Check your https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF portal for any outstanding “To Do” items and “Holds” to make sure you have submitted or completed all requirements necessary to receive your financial aid. You must complete all federal financial aid requirements before any federal funds can be disbursed to you.

Your Financial Aid Disbursement

  • Your aid will be calculated and disbursed based on your total fall enrollment at the end of Drop/Add.  If you add classes after Drop/Add those classes will NOT be used in calculating your eligibility for aid.
  • Disbursement of aid for students who have completed all federal requirements and are enrolled in 15 credit hours (undergraduates) or 12 credit hours (graduates) will begin the first week of classes.
  • If you are enrolled less than 15 credit hours (undergraduates) or 12 credit hours (graduates), your financial aid (including loans) will be held until after the end of the Drop/Add period.  At that time, SFA will make adjustments to your “cost of attendance” based on your actual enrollment. Adjusting your cost of attendance may require a reduction in the amount of financial aid awarded to you. If this is necessary, you will be notified. Read more about  https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/determining financial aid minimum enrollment requirements.
  • Florida Bright Futures scholarships, Pell grants, and Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarships will be disbursed after Drop/Add ends. 
Dropping Classes
  • If you are paid before the end of Drop/Add based on full-time enrollment and subsequently drop to less than full-time status, your “cost of attendance” will be adjusted to reflect your actual enrollment.
  • Adjusting your cost of attendance may require a reduction in the amount of financial aid awarded to you or repayment of aid already received. If this is necessary, you will be notified.
Federal Requirements
  • If all federal requirements to receive your aid (such as federal verification, entrance counseling, promissory notes, and other requests for information) have not been completed by the end of the term, your aid will be cancelled.

Sign Up for Direct DepositDirect Deposit is the quickest and safest way to receive your financial aid refunds. To sign up, go to the https://one.uf.edu/campusfinances/directdepositOneUF Direct Deposit webpage and sign in with your Gatorlink username and password.

If you have questions concerning your financial aid or need additional information, please contact a financial aid adviser at the http://onestop.em.ufl.edu/connectOneStop or call 352-392-2244 or 833-UF1-STOP.

What’s Next? Information about Financial Aid for Fall 2021

The fall semester is just around the corner, and we know you may have questions about scholarships and financial aid.

Join Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFA) to learn what steps you need to take next to ensure you are prepared and comfortable when it comes to your finances.


View video on YouTube https://youtu.be/NjjFXc0S9Fw“Financial Aid: What’s Next?”.

Visit the https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/resources/videos/SFA Video webpage or the https://www.youtube.com/user/UFSFASFA YouTube Channel for our complete video library.

If you have not already done so, complete your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately at http://studentaid.gov/fafsaStudentAid.gov.  Not sure if you are eligible to complete a FAFSA? Find out more about https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibilityFAFSA eligibility.

Have other financial aid concerns? The https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0uJ36gZXkXXayZnOneStop is your resource to find answers to your questions.

We wish you all the best for a successful academic year!

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

2021-22 Financial Aid Petitions

We know that the past year has held many challenges and that you and your family may have experienced changes in your household or financial situation.  We are here to assist you in meeting your changing financial needs.

If you have not already done so, complete your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately at https://studentaid.gov/fafsaStudentAid.gov.  Not sure if you are eligible to complete a FAFSA? https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibilityFind out more about FAFSA eligibility.

If you have completed the FAFSA, but feel that it does not accurately reflect your family’s circumstances, we can help you complete a petition.  Petitions enable us to re-evaluate your situation for reasons such as

  • loss of income due to decreased work hours or wages;
  • loss of employment;
  • divorce or death of a parent or spouse; or
  • other events that changed your household structure or finances.

More information on https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/additional-information/petitioning-your-aid/Petitioning Your Financial Aid.

If you were unable to attend or would like to revisit the Financial Aid Petitions presentation, a recording is below. The presentation is also available on https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/resources/videos/the SFA videos webpage.

Have other financial aid concerns? The https://uf.force.com/OneStop/s/OneStop is your resource to find answers to your questions.

Address to Mail a Scholarship Check

Private donor scholarship checks may be dropped in the UF Bursar’s Drop Box in Criser Hall by the student (be sure to endorse if a joint check) or mailed to:

University of Florida 
Office for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
Attn: Disbursements
P. O. Box 114025
Gainesville, FL 32611-4025

For FedEx or overnight delivery address,
omit the PO Box number and add our physical address of 1478 Union Road, S317.

Follow these instructions:

  • If the check is made out to the University of Florida: drop in the UF Bursar’s Drop Box in Criser Hall or mail to SFA at the address above.
  • If the check is made co-payable to you and the University of Florida: endorse the check and drop in the UF Bursar’s Drop Box in Criser Hall or mail to SFA at the address above.
  • If the check is made payable to you only but mailed directly to UF without endorsement: the Disbursement area in UF Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will contact you to make arrangements to endorse the check.

NOTES:

A scholarship check made payable to the University of Florida (UF) is placed on deposit with the University Bursar’s (UB) accounting office. Any fees owed to UF will be deducted and excess funds made available to the student via direct deposit or a check mailed to their local address, within 5 to 10 days after drop/add or receipt of the check.